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Judo World Championships Rio 2013: Day 1

Judo World Championships Rio 2013: Day 1
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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.