Iranian judkoa loses to avoid match with Israeli

Iranian judoka Wahid Sarlak lost his match against a competitor from Azerbaijan on purpose Sunday in order to avoid a showdown with Israeli judoka Gal

By JPOST.COM STAFF, THE JERUSALEM POST
September 11, 2005 17:19

Iranian judoka Wahid Sarlak lost his match against a competitor from Azerbaijan on purpose Sunday in order to avoid a showdown with Israeli judoka Gal Yekutiel at the world judo championships in Cairo. After the match, a sobbing Sarlak revealed that heads of the Judo federation in Teheran had instructed him to lose the match. Yekutiel is now two victories away from clinching a bronze medal, Army Radio reported.



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