First time: Israeli triathlete competes in Saudi Arabia

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 First time: Israeli triathlete competes in Saudi Arabia

Israeli triathlete Shahar Sagiv became the first Israeli to compete in Saudi Arabia According to AFP, the Israeli Olympic Committee announced this. Committee Chairman Yael Arad called Sagiv's presence at the NEOM Super League Triathlon in Saudi Arabia a very significant breakthrough. “Last year we saw how many Arab states came to terms with the fact that hosting an international tournament meant hosting Israelis,” — she said. According to Arad, this is a growing trend and influence of the Abraham Accords. As noted by the Israeli coach Lior Cohen, Sagiv dropped out of the race after he fell during a bike ride, failing to achieve his goal of improving his ranking.

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