Judo originated in Japan and is popular in Korea and France. There are 14 sets of medals up for grabs, with 7 in the men’s and 7 in the women’s.
Ishii Satoshi from Japan, has won the gold medal in the men’s 100kg plus judo event at the Beijing Olympics.
He beat Abdullo Tangriev from Uzbekistan with a yuko.
Oscar Brayson of Cuba and Teddy Riner of France won the bronze medals.
Wen Tong from China beat Maki Tsukada from Japan in the women’s 78kg plus division of judo.
Lucija Polavder from Slovenia and Idalys Ortiz from Cuba won the bronze medal.
Yang Xiuli of China has won the gold medal in judo women’s -78kg class by beating Cuba’s Yalennis Castillo.
An emotional Stephanie Possamai from France won the bronze medal together with Gyeongmi Jeong from South Korea.
Tuvshinbayar Naidan from Mongolia has won the men’s 100kg judo gold medal at the Beijing Olympics, beating Askhat Zhitkeyev from Kazakhstan.
This is Mongolia’s first ever gold medal at an Olympic games.
Bronze medals went to Movlud Miraliyev from Azerbaijan and Henk Grol from the Netherlands.
Ueno Masae from Japan beat Cuban Anaysi Hernandez by ippon to take the women’s 70kg judo gold medal at the Beijing Olympic Game Olympics
The bronze medal was shared by Ronda Rousey of the United States and Edith Bosch of the Netherlands.
Irakli Tsirekidze won Georgia’e second gold medal by beating Amar Benikhlef of Algeria with a shido. Amar Benikhlef wins the silver medal.
Hesham Mesbah of Egypt and Sergei Aschwanden of Switzerland both won bronze medals.
Tanimoto Ayumi of Japan has won gold medal in the 63kg women’s judo competition. Lucie Decosse from France won the silver.
The bronze medal was shared by Elisabeth Willeboordse of the Netherlands and Im Won-ok DPR of Korea.
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