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Li Kochman
Personal information
Native name לי קוכמן
Nationality Israeli
Born 18 April 1995 (1995-04-18) (age 26)
Country  Israel
Sport Judo
Weight class –90 kg
Rank      black belt in Judo
Achievements and titles
World finals Round of 16 (2019, 2021)
Regional finals Silver (2019)
Olympic finals Round of 16 (2021)

Li Kochman (or Lee, Hebrew: לי קוכמן; born 18 April 1995) is an Israeli judoka. He competes in the under 90 kg weight category, and won a silver medal in the 2019 European Judo Championships.

Judo career

In 2011 Kochman won a bronze medal at the Cadet European Championships (U-17). In 2014 he won a bronze medal at the European U-23s.

In 2015 he won bronze at the Budapest Grand Prix (U90kg). In 2016 Kochman won a silver medal at the Zagreb Grand Prix.

In 2017 Kochman won the gold medal at the European Open in Belgrade. That year he lost in the finals of the European Open in Minsk and the European Open in Bucharest.

In 2018 he won a silver medal at the European Open in Sofia. That year he also won a bronze medal at the Tbilisi Grand Prix.

In 2019 Kochman won a silver medal at the European Games in Minsk.

Kochman represented Israel at the 2020 Summer Olympics, competing at the men's 90 kg weight category. After beating Czech David Klammert in his first match, Kochman lost to the reigning European champion, Georgian Lasha Bekauri in the round of 16, ending his part of the individual contest. Bekauri went on to win the gold medal.



Year Tournament Place Ref.
2015 Grand Prix Budapest 3
2016 Grand Prix Zagreb 2
2018 Grand Prix Tbilisi 3
2019 European Games 2
2021 Grand Slam Antalya 3
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