Fox, whose parents are both Olympic medalists in kayaking, had been favored to win. She has another chance for a gold this week.
Akhaimova had the top score on vault, her specialty, among the 24 competitors.
Rabbi Miri Gold and David Leichman inspired their son, Alon Leichman, to have a love of the game.
“[I]f you’re going to be more than just a spectator, you’ve got to jump in with both feet,” says Sidney Marantz.
It is also Israel’s first-ever medal in Taekwando.
“We got an Israeli opponent and that’s why we had to retire,” Fethi Nourine’s coach told Algerian media.
Sasha Farber, born to a Soviet Jewish family, danced with Biles on “Dancing With the Stars.”
The International Olympic Committee had previously rebuffed calls to honor the Israeli athletes.
Shlomo Lipetz has been known as a pioneer in Israeli baseball since his teenage years in Tel Aviv.
Kentaro Kobayashi’s dismissal came less than 48 hours before the opening ceremony he was scheduled to direct.