Arik Zeevi described his devastating 43-second defeat as his ‘blackest nightmare’ after being dumped out of the men’s judo.
The 2004 bronze medallist was tipped to challenge for the main prize in London but lasted less than a minute.
Zeevi was left in tears after losing to Germany’s Dimitri Peters in the Men’s 100kg.
He said: “It’s a feeling somewhere between I can’t believe what happened and I can’t believe that I did so badly,” Zeevi said, crying.
“I never imagined that the competition would end this way.
“It’s too bad that in judo there’s no second chance and no way to fix things. It’s very painful.”