WATCH: Meet Miss Israel Avigail Alfatov
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WATCH: Meet Miss Israel Avigail Alfatov

She's a serious fencing star as well as a ballerina and she'll be competing for Miss Universe.

Avigail Alfatov, currently serving in Israel’s Air Force, is Israel’s national youth fencing champion.

She began fencing in fourth grade, devoting 4 hours a day to fencing practice. “I’ve taken part in a lot of fencing competitions around the world and I was already the past champion of Israel many times. My dream is to get to the Olympics and win, she says.

Alfatov hopes that modelling will help her to support her fencing career financially, as Israel will only pay for the first year of training to qualify for the 2020 Olympics.

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