Tal Flicker, ranked world number one in the men's under-66 kilogram competition, won gold on Thursday (local time) at the Judo Grand-Slam in Abu Dhabi.
But as he took to the podium to accept his medal, the tournament organisers played the official music of the International Judo Federation (IJF) and raised the IJF's flag.
It is not the first occasion Israeli delegates have been singled out at international sporting events.
An Egyptian judoka refused to shake hands with his Israeli opponent at the Rio Olympics last year, and Tunisia's tennis federation ordered the country's top player to withdraw from a match against an Israeli opponent at a tournament in 2013.
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