Posted July 30, 2012 on AP on Fox
Kaori Matsumoto of Japan won the Olympic gold medal Monday in the women's judo 57-kilogram division. It was Japan's first gold in London in the martial art it invented. Matsumoto defeated Corina Caprioriu of Romania in the final, using footwork to gain an advantage and eventually throw her for the win. The Japanese men have so far won two judo medals: one silver and one bronze. The women's 57K bronze medals were won by American Marti Malloy and Automne Pavia of France.
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Kaori Matsumoto of Japan won the Olympic gold medal Monday in the women's judo 57-kilogram division. It was Japan's first gold in London in the martial art it invented. Matsumoto defeated Corina Caprioriu of Romania in the final, using footwork to gain an advantage and eventually throw her for the win. The Japanese men have so far won two judo medals: one silver and one...

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Japanese judo fans can breathe a sigh of relief: After three days of competition the country that invented the sport finally won a gold medal at the London Olympics, thanks to Kaori Matsumoto. Fighting in the women's 57K division Monday, Matsumoto defeated Romanian Caprioriu in the final, using footwork to gain an advantage and eventually throw the Romanian for the victory....
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