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It happens again: Sairs from Iraq and Kuwait quit competition to avoid meeting Israeli opponent | Israel Hayom

2023-12-09T17:38:06.812Z

Highlights: It happens again: Sairs from Iraq and Kuwait quit competition to avoid meeting Israeli opponent | Israel Hayom. Iraqi Osama Mohammed Al-Shammari was supposed to meet with Alon Sarid, but chose not to appear for the World Cup match in Canada and was eliminated. Eitan Lemberger's Kuwaiti opponent also chose to boycott, leading the Israeli to the last 32 stage. The trend of boycotts by Israeli athletes from Arab countries continued, with Iraqi fencer Osama Mohammed al- Shammari withdrawing from World Cup in Vancouver.


Iraqi Osama Mohammed Al-Shammari was supposed to meet with Alon Sarid, but chose not to appear for the World Cup match in Canada and was eliminated • Eitan Lemberger's Kuwaiti opponent also chose to boycott, leading the Israeli to the last 32 stage


The trend of boycotts by Israeli athletes from Arab countries continued, with Iraqi fencer Osama Mohammed al-Shammari withdrawing from the World Cup in Vancouver, Canada, on Saturday to avoid meeting Alon Sarid.

Sarid, Israel's young Dakar fencer, was assigned to Group 23 along with Al-Shammari, but when Al-Shammari had to compete against the Israeli, he did not appear and withdrew from the rest of the fights. Sarid went on to win the group stage with five wins against opponents from Kazakhstan, Korea, Ukraine, Italy and Morocco.

Following the perfect record in the group stage, Sarid automatically advanced to the last 64, with Yonatan Cohen and Yuval Freilich also at this stage, who will try to go as far as possible and accumulate important points on the way to obtaining a ticket to the Paris Olympics.

Relic. Will he make it to Paris?, Photo: Fencing Association

Fencer Eitan Lemberger also encountered a similar incident, after he was supposed to meet in the last 32 stage, a Kuwaiti fencer, who did not show up for the fight, when the Israeli "profited" from it and automatically advanced to the next stage.

This is not the first time such a thing has happened in the sport, only last April the Libyan men's junior team withdrew from the team competition at the World Junior Fencing and Cadet Championships in Dubai, in order to avoid competing with Israel in the first round.

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The one who "celebrated" the news was Iran's government TV channel, which noted that the move stemmed from "solidarity with the Palestinian cause and opposition to normalization agreements between the occupying regime and several Arab countries."

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