Two brothers headed to Rio

TWO Jewish brothers will compete for Australia at the Rio Olympics for the first time in the country’s history.

Nathan and Josh Katz qualified for the Rio Olympics last month by remaining in the top 22 of the Olympic-adjusted world rankings in their weight divisions.

Both siblings initially aimed for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, but now can’t wait to make their mark in Rio.

Josh, 18, will become the youngest Australian male Olympian judoka when he marches into Maracana Stadium with Nathan for the opening ceremony on August 5.

Although experience is not yet in his armoury, the William Clarke College graduate can take confidence from his rich vein of recent form, having won both the junior and senior national titles in the 60kg division in 2015 and the 2016 Oceania Championships.

Read the story in the Australian Jewish News.