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Japan wins fifth gold at Tashkent Judo Worlds

TASHKENT, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) — Japan claimed their fifth gold medal on the ongoing 2022 Judo World Championships on Sunday.

Megumi Horikawa, who received two grand slam titles this 12 months, defeated Canada’s Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard within the girls’s -63 kg class ultimate. The two put up a troublesome struggle however one second from the bell, the Japanese scored a dream ippon to clinch gold.

France’s Manon Deketer and Portugal’s Barbara Timo shared third place, whereas China’s Tang Jing did not make the third spherical.

In the boys’s -81 kg class ultimate, Georgia’s European champion Tato Grigalashvili beat Belgium’s Matthias Casse, bronze medalist on the Tokyo Olympics, to win the gold medal. Japan’s Takanori Nagase and Austria’s Shamil Borchashvilt took the bronze.

The Judo World Championships runs from October 6 to 13.