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Mongolia wins gold on third day of 2017 World Judo Championships
Central Asia | sport | 15:22, 31 August 2017 | 3267

AKIPRESS.COM - Japan and Mongolia each clinched a gold medal on the third day of the 2017 World Judo Championships in Hungary on Wednesday.

Japanese Soichi Hashimoto took the men's 73kg victory after overcoming Rustam Orujov from Azerbaijan, who won the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Xinhua reported.

Two bronze medals went to Changrim An from South Korea and to Odbayar Ganbaatar from Mongolia.

Hashimotos's achievements also include the gold medals in Ekaterinburg Grand Slam 2017, the Paris Grand Slam 2017, as well as the Masters 2016.

In the women's 57kg category, Rio Olympic runner-up Sumiya Dorjsuren of Mongolia emerged the winner and Japan's Tsukasa Yoshida took silver, while two bronze medals went to Frenchwoman Helene Receveaux and Nekoda Smythe-Davis of Britain respectively.

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