WATCH – Israeli judoka Sagi Muki wins gold medal at World Championship
???????????? Israeli judoka Sagi Muki on Wednesday won the gold medal at 2019 World Championship.
The 27-year-old is the first Israeli male to win the prestigious title. This is his first world title after having won gold twice at the European Championships in 2015 and 2018.
“I came close to losing but I gave it everything and I never stopped believing. I’m glad I managed to keep up the pressure,” Sagi Muki said.
“This is my first time (as world champion) and it’s a very special moment for me,” he said. “I finally did it. It was a tough day.”
“World champion! Wonderful Sagi Muki – bringing a lot of respect and pride to all of us”, PM Netanyahu tweeted.
Muki faced six opponents, gaining the upper hand on all of them, winning the gold medal in the under 81 kg weight category.