Japan’s Takato Naohisa produced a superb display to down Dashdavaa Amartuvshin of Mongolia in the men’s 60-kilo final at the 2013 World Judo Championships in Rio de Janeiro on Monday.
The 20-year-old, who was looking to give Japanese fans something to cheer about following their national team’s disappointing no-gold medal performance at the London Games, kept his composure to win by shido scores.
In the women’s 48-kg category, Mongolia’s Urantsetseg Munkhbat pulled off the biggest upset of the tournament so far with a hard fought win over former world champion Haruna Asami in the showpiece match.
The 23 year old, who had never won a medal in the World Championships, immobilised her opponent en route to a thrilling win by juji-gatame.
The bronze medals were won by Belgium’s Charline Van Snick and local favourite Sarah Menezes.