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World Judo Championships: Agbegnenou and Tchrikishvili on top of day four podium

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World Judo Championships: Agbegnenou and Tchrikishvili on top of day four podium

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Day four of the World Judo Championships in Chelyabinsk, Russia saw French judoka Clarisse Agbegnenou avenge her defeat in last years final beating Yarden Gerbi of Isreal in the under 63 kilo class.

The 21-year-old finally claimed the biggest prize of her fledgling career with an ippon in the second minute of the title fight.

The first bronze medal was won by Miku Tashiro.

The Japanese judoka defeated Italian Edwige Gwend with a grappling technique.

The second bronze medal was won by European silver medallist Tina Trstenjak of Slovenia who beat Anne-Laure Bellard.

Trstenjak scored a waza-ari half point – the second highest score after an ippon with just 35 seconds of the fight left.

Avtandil Tchrikishvili went one better than he did in Rio last year by winning gold in the under 81 kilo weight division.

The 23-year-old Georgian who become his country’s second world champion dominated the category throughout and the final was no different as he swept aside Canadian Antoine Valois-Fortier.

The first bronze medal was won by Loic Pietri of France.

He beat 20-year-old All Japan Championships winner Takanori Nagase with a stylish waza-ari half point – much to the delight of the packed out crowd.

The second bronze medal of the under 81 kilo division was won by Olympic bronze medallist Ivan Nifontov.

The Russian thrilled his home support by beating Alain Schmitt of France who lost out by virtue of a shido penalty.