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Or Sasson Wins Israel’s Second Bronze at Rio Games

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Or Sasson just won the bronze medal in the men’s over-100kg judo competition at the Rio Games on Friday. This is the second medal for Israel in the 2016 Rio Games, and we are so proud!

Sasson beat Poland’s Maciej Sarnacki in the second round and Roy Meyer of the Netherlands in the quarterfinals. The defeated Meyer paid tribute to Sasson’s fighting skills after their match, but told Israeli TV that he was not going to beat Riner.

As it turned out, Sasson held his own against Riner for much of the fight, only being outmaneuvered in the final few seconds.

In stark contrast to El-Shahaby’s behavior, Riner shook hands warmly with Sasson at the end of the encounter, and whispered some words of congratulation to the Israeli for his performance.

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