Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/22/14
Mansur Isaev of Russia won a gold medal in Olympic judo Monday in the men's 73-kilogram category. Isaev defeated the current world champion, Riki Nakaya of Japan, in a close-fought final in which both competitors struggled to pin each other. The 25-year-old Isaev came in seventh at the world championships last year. Earlier in the day, Isaev beat world No. 1 Wang Ki-chun in the semifinals. Bronze medals were won by Nyam-Ochir Sainjargal of Mongolia and Ugo Legrand of France.
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