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Deprived of National Anthem & Flag, Israel brings in 2 more medals in Abu Dhabi

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.

By i24NEWS


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 »

Stripped of Flag & Anthem, Tal Flicker wins Gold, sings Hatikvah under noise to silence him

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.



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 »