Israel's Sagi Muki is auctioning items to help his local hospital ©Getty Images

Israeli world champion judoka Sagi Muki is auctioning off personal items to raise funds for respirators for the hospital where he was born.

The equipment will go to the Laniado Medical Center in Netanya to treat COVID-19 patients.

Items up for sale include personal training sessions lead by Muki, autographed photographs from the World Championships and a personal video thanking the donor. 

The most expensive item on the list is a framed judo outfit worn by Muki at the 2019 World Championships in Tokyo, including the belt and a personal dedication, which is on on sale for approximately £42,000 ($52,500/€48,400).

Muki won the men's 81-kilogram division at last year's World Judo Championships.

Speaking to Ynet, Muki said, "I hope I can raise as much money as I can for the purpose of saving lives.

"When we are in hard times like this, the Israeli people and the Jewish nation are very strong."

Some items have already been sold, including a personal training session at Wingate Institute and belts worn at different international competitions.

His campaign, called "Together We Could Ippon the Coronavirus", was created in cooperation with the Netanya Foundation and Yegev Medical Equipment.

There are more than 16,200 confirmed coronavirus cases in Israel, resulting in the deaths of at least 237 people.

So far, Muki has raised more than ILS250,000 (£57,000/$71,000/€65,000).