Olympics: Crowd boos Egyptian Judoka for refusing to shake Israeli's hand following defeat

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August 12, 2016 17:08

 
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Judoka star Or Sasson defeated Egyptian opponent Islam el-Shehaby in the +100 kg division Friday afternoon at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Following his defeat, however, el-Shehaby refused to shake hands with the Israeli which led to booing from the crowd.

Sasson's next opponent will be Poland's Maciej Sarnacki.

Coming into Rio, Sasson, 25, had earned a pair of Silver medals at the European Judo Championships in 2015 and 2016. Sasson had also earned a Silver medal earlier this year at the World Masters in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Sasson is ranked No. 5 overall in the world.

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