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Japan's Tanimoto takes judo gold

Ayumi Tanimoto throws France's Lucie Decosse
Tanimoto (in white) made her decisive throw early on in the final

Japan's Ayumi Tanimoto became only the second woman to win successive Olympic judo golds after defeating France's Lucie Decosse in the 63kg category.

Tanimoto took hold of Decosse in the second minute, throwing her opponent over for an ippon and automatic win.

Holland's Elisabeth Willeboordse denied Cuba's Driulis Gonzalez her fifth Olympic medal, taking bronze along with North Korea's Won Ok-im.

Briton's Sarah Clark was earlier beaten by Austria's Claudia Heill.

The 30-year-old Clark had been ahead by waza-ari until she was caught off guard in the final 40 seconds to lose by ippon.

"I was quite confident going into my first fight, everything was right, perfect," said a tearful Clark.

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"There weren't really any mistakes in my fight plan but I just got caught.

"I might have been on the back foot a tiny bit more than I should have been and then she just caught me with what she is probably best at."

Gonzalez, lightweight champion at the Atlanta Games in 1996, was penalised for passivity in extra time, handing Willeboordse the bronze.


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Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze TOTAL
1 also show each event results forJapan 4 1 2 7
Men +100 kg 1 0 0
Men -66 kg 1 0 0
Women +78 kg 0 1 0
Women -48 kg 0 0 1
Women -52 kg 0 0 1
Women -63 kg 1 0 0
Women -70 kg 1 0 0
2 also show each event results forChina 3 0 1 4
Women +78 kg 1 0 0
Women -52 kg 1 0 0
Women -57 kg 0 0 1
Women -78 kg 1 0 0
3 also show each event results forSouth Korea 1 2 1 4
Men -60 kg 1 0 0
Men -73 kg 0 1 0
Men -81 kg 0 1 0
Women -78 kg 0 0 1
4 also show each event results forAzerbaijan 1 0 1 2
Men -100 kg 0 0 1
Men -73 kg 1 0 0
5 also show each event results forGeorgia 1 0 0 1
Men -90 kg 1 0 0
6 also show each event results forGermany 1 0 0 1
Men -81 kg 1 0 0
7 also show each event results forItaly 1 0 0 1
Women -57 kg 1 0 0
8 also show each event results forMongolia 1 0 0 1
Men -100 kg 1 0 0
9 also show each event results forRomania 1 0 0 1
Women -48 kg 1 0 0
10 also show each event results forCuba 0 3 3 6
Men +100 kg 0 0 1
Men -66 kg 0 0 1
Women +78 kg 0 0 1
Women -48 kg 0 1 0
Women -70 kg 0 1 0
Women -78 kg 0 1 0
11 also show each event results forFrance 0 2 2 4
Men +100 kg 0 0 1
Men -66 kg 0 1 0
Women -63 kg 0 1 0
Women -78 kg 0 0 1
12 also show each event results forNetherlands 0 1 4 5
Men -100 kg 0 0 1
Men -60 kg 0 0 1
Women -57 kg 0 1 0
Women -63 kg 0 0 1
Women -70 kg 0 0 1
13 also show each event results forDPR Korea 0 1 2 3
Men -66 kg 0 0 1
Women -52 kg 0 1 0
Women -63 kg 0 0 1
14 also show each event results forAlgeria 0 1 1 2
Men -90 kg 0 1 0
Women -52 kg 0 0 1
15 also show each event results forUzbekistan 0 1 1 2
Men +100 kg 0 1 0
Men -60 kg 0 0 1
16 also show each event results forAustria 0 1 0 1
Men -60 kg 0 1 0
17 also show each event results forKazakhstan 0 1 0 1
Men -100 kg 0 1 0
18 also show each event results forBrazil 0 0 3 3
Men -73 kg 0 0 1
Men -81 kg 0 0 1
Women -57 kg 0 0 1
19 also show each event results forArgentina 0 0 1 1
Women -48 kg 0 0 1
20 also show each event results forEgypt 0 0 1 1
Men -60 kg 0 0 1
21 also show each event results forSlovenia 0 0 1 1
Women +78 kg 0 0 1
22 also show each event results forSwitzerland 0 0 1 1
Men -90 kg 0 0 1
23 also show each event results forTajikistan 0 0 1 1
Men -73 kg 0 0 1
24 also show each event results forUkraine 0 0 1 1
Men -81 kg 0 0 1
25 also show each event results forUSA 0 0 1 1
Women -70 kg 0 0 1

see also
Olympics blog
07 Aug 08 |  Olympics
Beijing 2008
14 Feb 08 |  Olympics
How to win at judo
23 May 08 |  Judo


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