Israeli champion judoka Sagi Muki has another gold medal around his neck after defeating six opponents in the under-81 kilo weight category at the International Judo Federation’s 2019 World Championships Senior underway through August 31 in Tokyo.

This marks the first time a male Israeli judoka has received a gold medal at a WJC event. The championships drew 834 competitors from 146 countries.

Muki, who participated in the 2016 Olympic Games in Baku, is well on his way to heading back to Tokyo in 2020 for the next Olympics.

He won the European Judo Championships gold medal for his weight class in 2015 and 2018, and most recently won a gold medal at the Judo Grand Slam on May 10 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Last October, Muki won the gold medal at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam, where Israel’s national anthem was played in a Gulf state for the first time. In January 2019, he was one of four Israeli gold medalists at Israel’s first-ever International Judo Federation Grand Prix event.

We have a GOLD MEDAĹ!Kol hakavod to Sagi Muki

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