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Mongolian wins gold medal in men's judo

Mongolia has won its 1st Olympic gold medal ever, thanks to Tuvshinbayar Naidan.

Mongolia has won its first Olympic gold medal ever, thanks to Tuvshinbayar Naidan.

Naidan defeated Kazakhstan's Askhat Zhitkeyev in the final of the men's 100-kilogram judo Thursday at the Beijing Games.

Naidan scored a waza ari with less than two minutes remaining, then added on two yuko to seal the victory.

Azerbaijan's Movlud Miraliyev and Henk Grol of the Netherlands took the bronze medals.

Judo awards two bronze medals in each weight class.   

On the women's side, Yang Xiuli claimed China's second gold medal in the judo competition, defeating Cuba's Yalennis Castillo in the final of the women's 78-kg category

South Korea's Jeong Gyeongmi and France's Stephanie Possamai won the bronze.