At the 1984 Olympics, Hatoel competed in the individual foil event and finished in 16th place. In the first round, he finished first in his group, winning all five matches and scoring a total of 25 touches while his opponents managed only 10 combined touches. In the second round, Hatoel finished second in his group with two wins in four bouts to advance to the third round of competition, where he finished fourth, with three wins, and two losses. The final 16 fencers competed in a direct elimination tournament and Hatoel faced eventual gold medalist Mauro Nato of Italy in his first bout, losing 10-2 (touches against). In his next match, he lost to Peter Lewison of the U.S. (10-8) and was eliminated from the competition; he officially finished 16th.
Hatoel finished in fourth place in the individual foil competition at the 1997 Maccabiah Games.
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