Sudanese Jude player Mohamed Abdel Rasoul left the Olympic competition on Monday Tokyo 2020 73 kg before the fight with Tohar with a drum, without giving any justification, he became the second athlete to avoid confrontation with the Israeli.
And Algerian Fathi Norine was forced, on Saturday, to hand over his credentials and leave the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, after his resignation from the competition, in the face of the possibility of confronting the Israeli Tohar with a drum, in “support for the Palestinian cause.”
Today, Abd al-Rasoul was in charge, but he was not present in the fight with the Israeli, without providing an excuse for his absence.
Tabbal, who finished the under 73 kg championship in seventh place, said he was informed that the Sudanese judoka had injured the shoulder, an excuse that did not convince the Israeli delegation.
“These things happen sometimes in judo, it was not strange for me,” said the Israeli, who witnessed in 2019 the withdrawal of Algerian Norine from the World Cup, before a confrontation between them over the Palestinian issue.
After Fathi Noureen’s withdrawal, the International Judo Federation deemed the judo decision “completely contrary” to the values of the organization, which it says advocates “a strict non-discrimination policy” and “promoting solidarity as a fundamental principle”.
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