The Israeli judo team is confident that the cooperation with the Iranian has only just begun: "He is already one of the guys, the next stage will be before the Olympics" • Today: Moulay will write a little history
Moulay with Ponty on the way to the Hilton Hotel "starts to feel at home"
This morning (Tuesday) there will be a small-big history in Israel ahead of the real thing on Friday, when the Iranian Said Mulai will leave his room for the first time after three corona tests and train in a hall set up at the Hilton Hotel, where he will meet his Israeli training opponent.
Last night, Moulay spent time in his room on social media and responded with likes and hearts to Israelis who responded to him and congratulated him on his brave arrival in Israel.
Oren Samadja, the coach of the Israeli team, gives Moulay a feeling that he is one of the team, and despite the expected rivalry this coming Friday, at least on paper, between Moulay and Sagi Muki, the feeling is that these are true friendships being formed.
To what extent are these companies?
A senior member of the Israeli judo team told Israel Today: "Given the fact that Said has already started to feel at home here, the next step will be after the corona when Moulay comes from Germany to train with the Israeli team at Wingate even before the Tokyo Olympics. So pleasant with him, makes him one of the guys. "
The international media is also showing great interest in the story of Moulay, and especially in Israel's ability to organize such a tournament in an era of global epidemic.
To understand how complicated the Grand Slam operation in Tel Aviv is, it is enough to look at the Indian delegation, which is supposed to name five athletes who are looking for a criterion for the Olympic Games.
The five embarked on a 36-hour journey around the globe, passing no less than three corona tests before arriving in Israel.
Also, the Judo Association was disappointed to hear that only on Sunday will it be possible to get an audience into the sports fields, and the goal is to try anyway that on Saturday (the last day of the competition) they will be able to get some vaccinators into the stands at Drive In.