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These 2 millennials are the world's best female bridge team

Hila Levi and Adi Asulin deliver an epic performance at the World Bridge Games.


September 20, 2016 | Latest Photo Prev Next
Hila Levi (left) and Adi Asulin are not just bridge partners – they're travel buddies as well.Hila Levi (left) and Adi Asulin are not just bridge partners – they're travel buddies as well.Photo: Courtesy photo
September 20, 2016 | Latest Photo

Two 23-year-old women are officially some of the best bridge players in the world. The duo just took home the gold medal in the Women's Pairs category at the World Bridge Games held in Poland. They beat out 17 other teams, including those from China, the U.S. and England. The cards extravaganza, held every four years, gathers almost 3,000 players from more than 50 countries.

"We have a good coach," Adi Asulin said. "You just need to believe in yourself and practice, practice, practice again – a lot." To get ready for the competition, they played 500 games in one week back at home in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Asulin and Hila Levi have been partners for 12 years, since they began playing bridge together when they were just 11 years old.

Adi Asulin (left) and Hila Levy before the women's pairs final.Adi Asulin (left) and Hila Levi before the women's pairs final. (Photo: Courtesy photo)

Their win in Poland comes after the Israeli teen team also won the Youth Bridge tournament this summer in Italy.

"We always knew they were great players, but this year they made an amazing run to the top of the world," said the chairman of the Israel Bridge Association. "This year the Israeli national anthem played four times at international competitions.”

Hila Levi (left) and Adi Asulin after they won the World Bridge Games in Poland last week.Hila Levi (left) and Adi Asulin after they won the World Bridge Games in Poland last week. (Photo: Courtesy photo)

Earlier this summer, the duo won the 16th European Women's Pairs Championship as you can see in the video below:

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