ISRAELI Tal Flicker presented with his gold medal at #JudoAbuDhabi2017 without Israeli anthem or flag. Nice to see Tal singing something and I’m guessing it’s the #Hatikvah@Ostrov_A pic.twitter.com/RzwGdn0Bh8
— SussexFriendsIsrael (@SussexFriends) October 26, 2017
The UAE refused to allow the Israeli athletes any symbol of their country, and declared that Israel’s anthem could not be played if its athletes were to win gold.
Well, gold-medalist Israeli Tal Flicker made up his mind to sing his own “Hatikvah” on the podium from the moment that he won the gold. Tal Flicker is a true winner!
Returning judo delegation sings national anthem in airport