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Rio 2016 Judo (day 4) – Slovenia’s Tina Trstenjak (women’s -63kg) and Russia’s Khasan Khalmurzaev (men’s -81kg) top the podium for Judo gold medals

Rio 2016 Judo (day 4) – Slovenia’s Tina Trstenjak (women’s -63kg) and Russia’s Khasan Khalmurzaev  (men’s -81kg) top the podium for Judo gold medals

Rio's 2016 Judo Olympic halfway point was a contested and dramatic day with an emotionally driven and action paced day for Judo.

Rio 2016 Olympic Games -63kg champion Tina TRSTENJAK (SLO)

World champion Tina TRSTENJAK (SLO) became the -63kg Olympic champion on day four by winning over her final opponent, France's Clarisse Agbegnenou.

The new women's 63kg Olympic Judo champion Trstenjak said:

"We made a good tactic with my coach. The bout against Mariana SILVA (BRA) (in the semi-final) was very tough, because the full stadium was against me but I was focused and finally I succeeded. Clarisse AGBEGNENOU (FRA) is a very strong judoka but she made a mistake and I took advantage of it. I was practising a lot this move. It is a very basic move, but I know how to put my leg in a special way and so today this training was the key of success."

"I have a lot of ambitions for the future but it is impossible talking about it in this moment. This night, I will go to my room, sit down and stay a little with myself."

Women's 63kg Final Results

TRSTENJAK, Tina (SLO)
AGBEGNENOU, Clarisse (FRA)
GERBI, Yarden (ISR)
VAN EMDEN, Anicka (NED)
TASHIRO, Miku (JPN)
SILVA, Mariana (BRA)
YANG, Junxia (CHN)
UNTERWURZACHER, Kathrin (AUT)

Rio 2016 Oylympic Games -81kg champion Khasan KHALMURZAEV (RUS)

European champion Khasan Khalmurzaev(RUS) tool the gold on Tuesday winning Russia's second Olympic judo gold medal in Rio. Khalmurzaev entered the event as a favourites and won all of his contests to take ultimate prize.

Men's 81kg final Results

KHALMURZAEV, Khasan (RUS)
STEVENS, Travis (USA)
TOMA, Sergiu (UAE)
NAGASE, Takanori (JPN)
MARCONCINI, Matteo (ITA)
TCHRIKISHVILI, Avtandili (GEO)
IVANOV, Ivaylo (BUL)
VALOIS-FORTIER, Antoine (CAN


Read the full article on the IJF website:

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IJF News - Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Brazil - DAY 4

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games judo competition passed the halfway point on Tuesday as two new Olympic champions were crowned as Slovenia and Russia topped the podium in a momentous day in Rio de Janeiro.

 

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