Egyptian Judoka Disrespects Israeli Opponent [VIDEOS]


Sagi Muki of Israel won the gold medal at the 2019 World Judo Championships, becoming the first male in his country to accomplish the feat.

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Muki defeated Belgium’s Matthias Casse in the finals of the under-81 kilogram (179 pounds) category on Wednesday. The tournament was held at the Nippon Budokan, which will be a venue for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

In the quarterfinals, Mohamed Abdelaai of Egypt refused to shake Muki’s hand at the end of the match, which is considered a sign of disrespect. Other Arab opponents have acted similarly after losing to Israelis, including Egyptian and United Arab Emirates judokas.

Muki, 27, of Netanya, joins Yarden Jarbi as Israelis taking gold at the World Judo Championships. Jarbi won in Rio de Janeiro in 2013 in the women’s under-63 kilogram (139 pounds) category.

Muki also won at the 2015 and 2018 European Championships. He was expected to medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio but was hampered by injury and lost in the semifinals.


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4 years ago

Arabs are very sore losers, it’s in their DNA, that’s why they kill innocent civillians because they are no match for the IDF so they slaughter unarmd men, women and chldren. Worthless lot !!!

4 years ago

don’t forget the Egytian judoka had to go home and deal with his fellow Arabs. Bad enough to lose to a Jew, and and Jewish Israeli, but if he is going to shake his hand after losing, how is he going to talk to his Arab friends who despise us?

Poor Arab slob, damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t….

4 years ago

Even Johnny congratulated Daniel after his defeat.