Malyar began swimming at age 5 with his brother as part of hydrotherapy treatment.
"Hatikva has been played in the gymnastics arena in Tokyo and the flag of Israel is flying high."
As of last Monday, it was still unclear whether or not Al-Qahtani would face Hershko.
Israel beat Russia 4:1 in the group event that was held for the first time this year, and 11 of its team members were awarded a medal.
On Friday, the Israelis play the US, but the American team features no major league player.
Othman Al-Omeir, the editor of the news website Elaph, tweeted: “I support Tahani Al-Qahtani, whether she wins or loses. It will be a disgrace [only] if she withdraws.”
The International Judo Foundation and Sudanese Olympic officials did not provide a reason why Mohamed Abdalrasool missed the match.
The medal is Israel’s first at the Tokyo summer games and its 10th Olympic medal.
"It is an honor for me to be an example and source of inspiration for young women and be an example on realizing one's dream."
The chance of getting routed by a much better, established Israeli fighter was too intimidating for Fethi "Chicken Heart" Nourine.
The Tokyo Olympics 2020 officially honored the memory of the Israeli victims of the 1972 terror attack at the Olympics in West Germany as part of the main opening ceremony.
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