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Maher Abu Rmeileh

Sector : Sports, Athletes

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1983
  • Age: 41
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Maher Abu Rmeileh (born 24 August 1983 in Jerusalem) is a Palestinian judoka who made history as the inaugural Palestinian to qualify for the Olympics on merit. Here are some details about his career:
Olympic Participation: Maher Abu Rmeileh represented Palestine in judo at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He had the honor of carrying the Palestinian flag at the opening ceremony. During the competition, he received a bye in the first round but unfortunately lost in the second round with a score of 0000–0100 to Dirk Van Tichelt.
Historical Significance: His qualification for the Olympics on merit marked a significant milestone, emphasizing his skills and achievements in judo. Being the first Palestinian to achieve this qualification showcased his dedication to the sport and paved the way for future Palestinian athletes.
Maher Abu Rmeileh's participation in the Olympics and his role in representing Palestine at such a prestigious event contribute to the broader narrative of Palestinian athletes making strides on the international stage.


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