This was Israel’s judoka, Sagi Muki’s first world title after having won two gold medals at the European Championships in 2015 and in 2018.
– Egyptian competitor refuses to shake his hand after their quarter-final match.
– “Congratulations on your gold medal and thank you for the pride you bring us all as Israelis,” Tweets Israel’s President Rivlin.
By Oren Aharoni
TOKYO – Israeli judoka Sagi Muki, who competes in the under 81kg weight category, bested his Belgian opponent Matthias Casse in the final to win the gold medal at the Judo World Championship on Wednesday.
Muki got a fifth Ippon in six fights with a minute and 21 seconds left to end the match, and burst into tears as the referee declared him the winner. Continue Reading »
At the 2019 Grand Slam Championship, Israeli judokas Sagi Muki wins the gold medal, while Gefen Primo takes the bronze, and Tohar Butbul brings home a silver medal from Baku, Azerbaijan.
By Neri Weiss
The fact that Israel is an international judo power is already known to all. On Saturday, Israeli judokas continued to show superiority over the judo mat when they won three medals at the Grand Slam Championship in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Baku Grand Slam 2019, -52 kg, PRIMO Gefen,- Photo: Sabau Gabriela/International Judo Federation
The first one on the podium was Gefen Primo, who won the bronze medal. Continue Reading »
After refusing to display Israel’s flag or play its national anthem, Marius Vizer, president of The Int’l Judo Federation suspends the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam and the Tunis Grand Prix Judo competitions, saying the federation “is committed to promoting the moral principles and values of Judo, Olympism and sport in general.”
By GIL HOFFMAN
In a victory for Israel and Sports Minister Miri Regev, the International Judo Federation announced Friday that it would cancel two upcoming grand slam judo events in Tunis and Abu Dhabi, because Israeli flags were not allowed to be raised.
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Int’l Judo Federation president Marius Vizer, and Israel’s Sports & Culture Minister, Miri Regev.
Unlike last month’s tournament in Abu Dhabi, Israel’s judo team in Morocco was to allowed to display Jewish state’s insignia on their Judogi (uniforms).
BY ANDREW TOBIN / JTA
JERUSALEM — Israeli judoka Or Sasson was allowed to wear Israel’s insignia at the Openweight World Championships in Marrakech, Morocco.
Egyptian judoka Islam el-Shehaby refuses to shake hand of Israeli, Or Sasson at the Rio 2016 Olympics – Screenshot: YouTube
Sasson, who won a bronze medal for Israel in the 2016 Rio Olympics, was eliminated from the tournament Saturday by a loss to France’s Cyrille Maret. But his appearance with “ISR” on his Judogi was still a victory of sorts for Israel’s judo team, which was barred from displaying national symbols last month in a tournament in Abu Dhabi. Continue Reading »
Raising number to five medals at Abu Dhabi Grand Slam, Or Sasson and Peter Paltchik win bronze medals in the over 100 kg & under 100 kg men’s, respectively.
Israel racked up two bronze medals on Saturday in this year’s Abu Dhabi Grand Slam competition, bringing its total number of medals in the tournament to five.
Egyptian judoka Islam el-Shehaby refuses to shake hand of Israeli, Or Sasson after win at the Rio 2016 Olympics – Screenshot: YouTube
Israeli Olympian Or Sasson won the bronze medal for men over 100 kilograms after beating Belgium’s Benjamin Harmegnies. In the men’s under 100 kilograms group, Israel’s Peter Paltchik won the bronze after defeating Hungary’s Miklós Cirjenics. Continue Reading »
Israeli judoka Tal Flicker wins the under-66 kg category competition at the Abu Dhabi Judo Grand Slam on Thursday, but under the flag of the International Judo Federation, he sang the Hatikvah, while IJF anthem was loudly played.
By ALLON SINAI
Israeli judoka Tal Flicker scaled the top of the podium and received his gold medal on Thursday, but the Israel national anthem was not played and the blue-and-white flag was not raised in Abu Dhabi.
The 25-year-old won the under-66 kilogram category competition at the Abu Dhabi judo Grand Slam on Thursday, but he had to do so under the flag of the International Judo Federation (IJF), with the event organizers refusing to allow Israelis to compete under their country’s flag. Continue Reading »
Having been refused to board a Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul, the 12 Israeli judokas will now have to travel to Amman, Jordan to receive their visas allowing them to enter and compete in the Grand Slam event in UAE.
By Gary Willig
The Israeli judo team, which was supposed to fly to the United Arab Emirates via Istanbul for the Grand Slam event, was stranded at Ben Gurion Airport after Turkish Airlines refused to allow them on its plane, Channel 1 reported.
The 12 Israeli jukokas were supposed to receive their visas to the United Arab Emirates in Istanbul and arrive for the competition tonight (Monday). Continue Reading »
The Israeli Judo team participating at the Grand Slam event in Abu Dhabi will not be allowed to compete wearing Israel’s national flag or hear the ‘Hatikva’ if they win a place on the podium.
Israeli judokas participating in the Grand Slam event in Abu Dhabi will not be able to compete under their country’s flag.
Or Sasson at the 2016 Olympics. – Photo: Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil/Wikimedia
The team will be prevented from wearing the Israeli flag or any other national emblems on their uniform, including the designation ISR for Israel, and if they win a place on the podium they will not hear their national anthem, “Hatikvah,” the AFP news agency reported. Continue Reading »