An Egyptian judo competitor refused to shake the hand of his Israeli opponent after losing a 100kg match at the Rio Olympics on Friday.
The Egyptian is Islam El Shehaby — who was defeated with about 90 seconds left in the match when his opponent Or Sasson completed a dominating 2nd takedown.
After the match, Sasson approached El Shehaby to shake his hand — customary in Judo matches — but El Shehaby refused.
People in the crowd reportedly booed.
It’s unclear why El Shehaby refused the handshake — he could have been pissed from losing — but there are reports that it was more politically motivated.
Some powerful Egyptians had called for El Shehaby to withdraw from the fight in the first place to avoid having to compete with an Israeli opponent.
— Stanislaw (@stas8t) August 12, 2016
Latest posts by Edmondo Burr (see all)
- Microchips Open Doors For Siberian Doctor, Literally - August 21, 2017
- Texas Mom Faces Life In Prison After Toddlers Die In Hot Car - August 21, 2017
- The King Of Comedy Jerry Lewis Dies Aged 91 - August 21, 2017