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Tong takes gold as Bryant crashes

China's Tong Wen
Tong's gold was China's fourth in the judo competition

China's Tong Wen pulled out a big throw in the closing seconds to defeat defending champion Maki Tsukada and take gold in the women's 78kg category.

There was just 16 seconds left when the three-time world champion threw her Japanese rival to overturn the deficit.

Slovenia's Lucijia Polavder and Cuba's Idalys Ortiz took the bronze medals.

Karina Bryant lost in the first round to end British hopes of a judo medal. The four-time European champion was beaten by Mexico's Vanessa Zambotti.

Zambotti's subsequent defeat to defending champion Maki Tsukada confirmed Bryant would not be given a second chance in the repechage.

"I'm very frustrated because I didn't perform to my full potential," said Bryant, competing in her third Games.

"Zambotti made things very difficult, but I should have been on better form. If I had performed to my full potential she wouldn't have given me any problems.

"Going into the bout I felt like I hadn't left any stones unturned. I wouldn't have changed anything about my approach and I came in feeling very strong mentally and physically."

Bryant's exit completes a disappointing Games for the British judo team, with medal hopes Euan Burton and Craig Fallon also falling short.


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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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