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Last NameSportCountryYear Inducted
ORNA OSTFELD

Sport:Basketball
Inducted: 2009
Country: Israel
Born: December 23, 1952, in Jerusalem, Israel

Orna Ostfeld was recipient of the International Olympic Committee’s 2005 European Women and Sport Award: “As a player, administrator and coach”, recognizing her dedication to and advancement of women's sports in Israel.

As a player for Israel’s Maccabi Ramat Khen, Ostfeld qualified for the Guiness Book of Records by scoring 108 points in a 221–21 team victory on November 17, 1981, registering the most-ever points scored in a women’s professional game. 

As a storied international basketball coach, during a seven year period that began in 1998, coach Ostfeld guided the Anda Ramat Hasharon basketball team to four championships and State Cup basketball titles.

In 2004, Ostfeld’s passionate advocacy for increased funding and meaningful media coverage of women’s sports resulted in Israel’s High Court of Justice ordering that funding of women’s sports associations be a rate of 1.5 times the sum allowed to equivalent men’s sport associations.

Ostfeld is one of the founders of the Ramat Hasharon Sports Association.


    

 

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