Second judoka drops out of Tokyo Olympics before facing Israeli

Olympic officials say Sudan’s Mohamed Abdalrasool didn’t show up to face Butbul in their round of 32 bout Monday despite weighing in for the bout earlier.

The International Judo Foundation didn’t immediately announce a reason why Abdalrasool didn’t compete, and the governing body didn’t respond to requests for comment. Sudanese Olympic officials also didn’t immediately comment.

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Behruzi Khojazoda of Tajikistan (blue judogi), 24, throws Tohar Butbul of Israel for an ippon during the 2019 Tokyo World Judo Championships at the Nippon Budokan on August 27, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by David Finch/Getty Images)

Behruzi Khojazoda of Tajikistan (blue judogi), 24, throws Tohar Butbul of Israel for an ippon during the 2019 Tokyo World Judo Championships at the Nippon Budokan on August 27, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by David Finch/Getty Images)

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