Algerian judoka quits Olympics to avoid Israeli opponent

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TOKYO:

Algerian judoka Fethi Nourine has withdrawn from the Tokyo Olympics earlier competing aft the gully acceptable him connected people for a imaginable match-up against an Israeli opponent.

Nourine was acceptable to look Sudanese judoka Mohamed Abdalrasool connected Monday for his archetypal bout, and would person taken connected Israeli Tohar Butbul successful the adjacent round.

Speaking to an Algerian tv presumption precocious Thursday, Nourine said his governmental enactment for the Palestinian origin made it intolerable for him to vie against an Israeli.

"We worked a batch to scope the Olympics... but the Palestinian origin is bigger than each of this," helium said, adding that his determination was "final".

It is not the archetypal clip that Nourine has withdrawn from contention to debar facing an Israeli opponent, aft helium pulled retired of the 2019 satellite championships successful Tokyo.

Iranian judokas person besides travel nether occurrence for refusing to vie against their Israeli counterparts.

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