Judo: Egypt's El-Shehaby loses to Israeli opponent, declines to shake his hand
Ahram Online, , Friday 12 Aug 2016

Egyptian judoka Islam El-Shehaby declined to shake hands with Or Sasson after losing by Ippon to his Israeli opponent in the 32 round of men's 100kg event on Friday.

The game had created a lot of controversy before it even started as several voices in Egypt had demanded the withdrawal of El-Shehaby from the game to avoid engaging with an Israeli opponent.

However, president of the Judo Federation Ihab Nosseir confirmed on Thursday that El-Shehaby would contest the event.

After his loss, El-Shehaby snub Sasson while the latter’s arm was outstretched for a handshake.

He was heavily booed by the fans present at the Carioca Arena 2.

Judo players always bow or shake each other's hands before and after the match as a sign of respect in the Japanese martial art.

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