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World Judo Championships: Japan dominate day three

World Judo Championships: Japan dominate day three
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Japanese judokas dominated day three of the judo world championships in Chelyabinsk, Russia.

Tokyo Grand Slam winner Nae Udaka celebrated victory in the under 57 kilo class.

The 29-year-old handed Portugal’s Telma Monteiro her fourth defeat in a world final.

It was Udaka’s first gold medal at this level of the sport.

The first bronze medal was won by 22-year-old Sanne Verhagen of the Netherlands.

She beat Sumiya Dorjsuren of Mongolia with a yuko score.

The second bronze medal was won by Automne Pavia.

The French judoka beat last year’s world champion Rafaela Silva of Brazil.

Pavia won when Silva was penalised for passivity after two minutes of added time.

The Japanese flag was flying high for a second time on day three of competition when Olympic silver medallist Riki Nakaya won the under 73 kilo world title

Also the 2011 world champion, Nakaya battled to gold beating South Korea’s Kuk Hyon Hong.

He sealed the deal with an ippon with 94 seconds of the fight remaining.

The first bronze medal of the under 73 kilo category was won by Victor Scvortov who handed the United Arab Emirates its first ever world judo title.

He beat Young Jun Lee of Korea with an ippon in extra time.

Musa Mogushkov thrilled the home crowd when the Russian judoka claimed the second bronze in the weight class.

Mogushkov defeated Yertugan Torenov of Kazakhstan with a half point to repeat his World bronze medal feat of 2011.