Iranian defector Saeid Mollaei wins silver in 81 kg event for Mongolia, dedicates medal to Israel
Saeid Mollaei, a former Iranian judoka for defected from the Islamic nation, won silver in the men's 81-kilogram event for Mongolia. Mollaei lost gold to Japan's Takanori Nagase. He dedicated his silver medal to Israel. Iran and Israel have been engaged in a proxy war since 1985. “Thank you to Israel for the good energy. This medal is dedicated also to Israel,” he said while saying adding in Hebrew: “Todah” (thank you).