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The Times of Israel is liveblogging Tuesday’s developments as they unfold.

Saeid Mollaei — who is representing Mongolia after leaving the Iranian team during the World Championship in 2019 — wins a silver medal in the final of the men’s judo 81-kilogram division.

Mollaei won his first Olympic medal two years after leaving his native Iran upon revealing that his national team coaches had ordered him to lose in the semifinals of the 2019 world championships in Tokyo to avoid facing Israel’s Sagi Muki in the final. Mollaei subsequently moved to Germany and then acquired Mongolian citizenship. Mongolia has three judo medals in Tokyo.

Mollaei has since visited Israel and befriended Muki.

Israel’s Muki, who had been considered a top contender for a medal at the Tokyo Games, earlier today lost to Shamil Borchashvili and was knocked out in the round of 16 after a fight........

© The Times of Israel

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