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Double Olympic medal-winning Israeli judoka Or Sasson announces retirement

Israeli judoka announced Thursday that he was retiring from the sport in which he won two Olympic medals for Israel, among numerous other international successes.

At a press conference in Tel Aviv, Sasson, 31, said he felt his career had gone as far as it would and that he was retiring “at one with my losses and at one with my successes.”

is the sport that made me the man I am. I feel that I have fully realized my career and there is nothing I have done or not done that I regret,” he said.

Sasson won his first Olympic medal in the men’s over-100 kilogram contest at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and then another in the team contest at the Tokyo 2020 Games, which due to the COVID-19 pandemic were held last year.

However, Sasson failed to reach the podium in the individual contest in

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