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Aug 1, 2012

Judo: ong puts retirement on hold to win gold

LONDON (Reuters) – South Korean Song Dae-nam almost quit judo four years ago but his decision to give the Olympic Games one last shot in London paid off handsomely on Wednesday when he won a surprise gold medal.

Song, ranked 17th in the world, had not been expected to challenge for gold but he upset Cuban Asley Gonzalez in the final of the men’s -90kg category, his winning waza-ari throw coming in the golden score extra time period.

Aug 1, 2012

Olympics-Judo-Song puts retirement on hold to win gold

LONDON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – South Korean Song Dae-nam almost
quit judo four years ago but his decision to give the Olympic
Games one last shot in London paid off handsomely on Wednesday
when he won a surprise gold medal.

Song, ranked 17th in the world, had not been expected to
challenge for gold but he upset Cuban Asley Gonzalez in the
final of the men’s -90kg category, his winning waza-ari throw
coming in the golden score extra time period.

Jul 31, 2012

Women fighters back Saudi hijab decision

LONDON (Reuters) – Top female judo fighters on Tuesday backed the decision to allow a Saudi athlete to compete at the Olympic Games wearing an Islamic headscarf, saying it would not bother them and would be good for women’s sport.

Teenager Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shaherkani, one of the first two Saudi women chosen to compete at an Olympics, had threatened to pull out after the sport’s governing body said she could not compete wearing a hijab because it was too dangerous.

Jul 31, 2012

Judo: Women fighters back Saudi hijab decision

LONDON (Reuters) – Top female judo fighters on Tuesday backed the decision to allow a Saudi athlete to compete at the Olympic Games wearing an Islamic headscarf, saying it would not bother them and would be good for women’s sport.

Teenager Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shaherkani, one of the first two Saudi women chosen to compete at an Olympics, had threatened to pull out after the sport’s governing body said she could not compete wearing a hijab because it was too dangerous.

Jul 31, 2012

Olympics-Judo-Women fighters back Saudi hijab decision

LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) – Top female judo fighters on
Tuesday backed the decision to allow a Saudi athlete to compete
at the Olympic Games wearing an Islamic headscarf, saying it
would not bother them and would be good for women’s sport.

Teenager Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shaherkani, one of the
first two Saudi women chosen to compete at an Olympics, had
threatened to pull out after the sport’s governing body said she
could not compete wearing a hijab because it was too dangerous.

Jul 31, 2012

South Korean Kim gets revenge for Beijing

LONDON (Reuters) – South Korean Kim Jae-bum won judo gold in the men’s -81kg category on Tuesday, getting revenge over the fighter who beat him to the Olympic title four years ago.

In a repeat of their clash in Beijing, 27-year-old Kim, the world number two, overcame holder Ole Bischof from Germany thanks to two yuko scores early in the contest.

Jul 31, 2012

Judo: South Korean Kim gets revenge for Beijing

LONDON (Reuters) – South Korean Kim Jae-bum won judo gold in the men’s -81kg category on Tuesday, getting revenge over the fighter who beat him to the Olympic title four years ago.

In a repeat of their clash in Beijing, 27-year-old Kim, the world number two, overcame holder Ole Bischof from Germany thanks to two yuko scores early in the contest.

Jul 31, 2012

Olympics-Judo-South Korean Kim gets revenge for Beijing

LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) – South Korean Kim Jae-bum won
judo gold in the men’s -81kg category on Tuesday, getting
revenge over the fighter who beat him to the Olympic title four
years ago.

In a repeat of their clash in Beijing, 27-year-old Kim, the
world number two, overcame holder Ole Bischof from Germany
thanks to two yuko scores early in the contest.

Jul 31, 2012

Zolnir wins Slovenia’s first judo gold

LONDON (Reuters) – Slovenia’s Urska Zolnir won her country’s first Olympic judo gold on Tuesday and admitted victory had even come as a surprise to herself.

The 30-year-old world number three, who won bronze in Athens in 2004, defeated China’s Xu Lili in the final of the women’s -63kg category, getting the all important winning score when she threw Xu over her shoulder for a waza-ari.

Jul 31, 2012

Olympics-Judo-Zolnir wins Slovenia’s first judo gold

LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) – Slovenia’s Urska Zolnir won her
country’s first Olympic judo gold on Tuesday and admitted
victory had even come as a surprise to herself.

The 30-year-old world number three, who won bronze in Athens
in 2004, defeated China’s Xu Lili in the final of the women’s
-63kg category, getting the all important winning score when she
threw Xu over her shoulder for a waza-ari.