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.