SPORTSMANSHIP: Israeli teens buy competitors better equipment to give them a chance

After realizing their opponents were at a disadvantage, the Israelis surprise the Africans with a useful gift

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Israel’s under-19 Women’s lacrosse team showed some true sportsmanship during the World Championship in Ontario, Canada, last week, after they realized their opponents were playing at a disadvantage.

During their match against Kenya in Peterborough on August 6, the Israelis noticed the underfunded African team did not have cleated shoes as is standard in the sport. The grass was wet from rain and the Kenyans were slipping and having great difficulty with the field conditions. Israel eventually won the game 13-4.

The Kenyans then played and beat the Belgian team.

In a second game against Israel, Israel won 11-10 – a pretty fair game.

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