Palestinian judoka player Wissam Abu Rmilah today lost to the German Dominic Ressel in the 32nd round of qualifiers for the men under 81 kg and was therefore eliminated from the Tokyo Olympics very early in the contest.
Abu Rmilah’s loss came by knockout (Ippon) after one minute and 4 seconds, as the German player pinned him completely on his back ending the match with the loss of the 25-year-old Palestinian player.
Abu Rmilah was chosen to participate in the Olympics with a recommendation and nomination from the International Federation, given that he had the highest points according to the International Olympic Solidarity classification.
Palestine participates in the Olympic Games in four sports and five athletes, and this is the seventh participation for Palestine since obtaining permanent international membership in 1996 during the Atlanta Olympics in the United States.
Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency