Israeli judoka Tal Flicker: ‘Sport should overcome all the politics’

( CNN) As Tal Flicker prepares to fight for gold on residence clay at this week’s European Judo Championships, the retentions of the last day he stood upon the pulpit start submerge back.

Six months have transferred since the Israeli triumphed in the half-lightweight disagreement at Abu Dhabi’s IPIC Arena, a boasting stunt blighted by geopolitics that rendered headlines of all the countries .

“I think it is the same feeling; it is still bittersweet, ” Flicker tells CNN Sport, having sung Hatikvah in quiet disregard when tournament organizers refused to play his country’s traditional national hymn.

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