Israeli judo star loses out on Olympic medal


(JTA) — Sagi Muki of Israel failed to medal in the judo under-73 kg weight class after advancing to the semifinals at the Rio Olympics.

Muki lost to Lasha Shavdatuashvili of Georgia in the bronze medal match on Monday after losing earlier in the day to Azerbaijan’s Rustam Orujov in the semifinals. The Israeli finished in fifth place.

Muki, the current European champion in his weight class, defeated American Nick Delpopolo in the quarterfinals earlier Monday.

Israel, which has sent its largest delegation ever to the Rio games, has failed to medal through the first four days of competition.

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