Emirati judoka gets UAE’s second-ever Olympic medal
The 29-year-old Toma together with Sheikh Ahmed bin Hasher became the only two Emirates so far who won medals at the Olympics
Emirati judoka Sergiu Toma made history on Tuesday when he won his bronze medal, giving the UAE its second-ever Olympic award after beating Italian Matteo Marconcini in the 81kg weight class in Rio.
The 29-year-old Toma together with Sheikh Ahmed bin Hasher became the only two Emirates so far who won medals at the Olympics.
Bin Hasher won a gold medal in the double trap shooting in Athens in 2004.
Earlier, the Moldovan born-Emirati judoka defeated Japan’s Takanori Nagase to enter the semi-finals.
Russian Khasan Khalmurzaev won the gold while US Travis Stevens took home the silver.
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