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DAY 2 OLYMPIC JUDO RESULTS: MEN'S -66 kg & WOMEN'S -52 kg

                                       MEN'S -66 kg


        "Lasha Shavdatuashvili grabbed  Olympic gold in the men's -66kg judo category" on Sunday,               "IN a competition dominated by controversy and shock results"

 

The unfancied 20-year-old Georgian, the world number 32,defeated Hungary's Miklos Ungvari, 31, to send a small but incredibly noisy group of fans from his homeland wild.

 

He had reached the final by stunning Japan's Masashi Ebinuma, the world champion, who he hurled to the mat for an automatic winning ippon half way through their semi-final encounter.

 

Ebinuma had only got to the last four after chaotic scenes following his quarter-final match with South Korea's Cho Jun-Ho.

After the match finished scoreless, the referee and his two judges at first raised their blue flags to indicate Cho had won, to the jeers of the crowd.

The cacophony of boos helped force a reviewing jury to take the unprecedented step of overturning the result.

 

                               Quarter final

            Ebinuma, Masashi (JPN) / CHO, Jun HO (KOR)

 

The International Judo Federation is strongly committed to equity and, as part of our sport judo, to the development of all the tools that in our competitions help the referees to make the right decisions, so that the best fighters win. In order to achieve this, a video system was set up and has proved successful.  
 
In the quarter final between two fighters (the Japanese, EBINUMA Masashi, and CHO Jun-Ho from the Republic of Korea) during the Golden Score (three minutes sudden death period, where the first score wins) the commission intervened twice. The first time, after checking the video by three experts, to inform the referees that the impact of the projection of the Japanese could not be valued at level 1 (Yuko). A second time, when at the end of Golden Score, the three referees designated the athlete from the Republic of Korea as the winner. Indeed, the commission explained to the referees that the action, which had been recognized as a Yuko and then lowered in value, was nevertheless the strongest action to be taken into consideration.
The referee and the two judges of the fight, after having received the details from the experts commission, decided to change their decision and give victory to the Japanese. The IJF states that this is the final and right decision.
 
Interventions from video experts during contests have been effective for more than one Olympic period, but it was the first time ever that they were acting on a final decision (flag decision).
Refereeing is a job under very high pressure and the CARE system (video replay system) is now of great assistance to them in performing their activity. 
 
Judo, invented by Jigoro Kano at the end of the 19th century, has a definition of courage in its moral code, a definition which is: "Courage is doing what is right".

 

            Earlier, all the other top rated judokas crashed out before the final stages.

 

The raucous crowd erupted when Britain's Colin Oates, 29, beat Mongolia's Tsagaanbaatar Khashbaatar, the world number two and bronze medallist in Beijing, in extra time.


However, Oates could not repeat that success, losing out in the quarter finals to Shavdatuashvili.

Ebinuma took bronze, beating Poland's Pawel Zagrodnik, 24, with an ippon, and enjoying another bit of luck when an ippon awarded against him was overturned.

Cho, the other fighter involved in the earlier controversy, also grabbed bronze - this time being on the right side of the referees' decision after his match with Spain's Sugoi Uriarte had ended all square. *******

 

  Click here for Highlights: Men's 66kg semifinals

 

MEDAL RESULTS

NOTE: FOR FULL REPLAY OF MATCHES CLICK ON COMPETITORS NAME. ONCE ON BIO PAGE CLICK ON RESULTS!

 

Medalists

SHAVDATUASHVILI Lasha
Gold Medal
1
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UNGVARI Miklos
Silver Medal
2
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EBINUMA Masashi
Bronze Medal
3
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Final Results
1. SHAVDATUASHVILI, Lasha (GEO)
2. UNGVARI, Miklos (HUN)
3. CHO, Jun-Ho (KOR)
3. EBINUMA, Masashi (JPN)
5. URIARTE, Sugoi (ESP)
5. ZAGRODNIK, Pawel (POL)
7. KARIMOV, Tarlan (AZE)
7. OATES, Colin (GBR)

 

THESE WERE THE JUDO MEDAL PROJECTIONS FOR "LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS"

 

66-kilogram

Gold: Masashi Ebinuma, Japan

Silver: Tsagaanbaatar Khashbaatar, Mongolia

Bronze: Alim Gadanov, Russia, Leandro Cunha, Brazil

 

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                                   WOMEN'S -52kg

  "North Korea's An Kum Ae won gold in the women's -52kg category" on Sunday after a day of surprises in which all the top seeds were knocked out in the opening rounds.

The 32-year-old, ranked 25th in the world, went one better than the silver she who won four years ago in Beijing by beating Cuba's Yanet Bermoy Acosta with a yuko throw in the extra time golden score period.

Earlier she put out world champion and tournament favorite Misato Nakamura of Japan, a bronze medal winner in Beijing, before comfortably seeing off Italy's Rosalba Forciniti in the semi-finals.

Bermoy Acosta, 25, had also looked impressive on her way to the final, comfortably beating Belgium's Ilse Heylen, 35, who won bronze in Athens in 2004, in the semis.


It
Ialian police officer Forciniti, 26, won bronze thanks to the decision of the referee and two judges in a very tight battle with Luxembourg's Marie Muller, 27, who was seeking her country's first Olympic medal since 1952.


A clearly overjoyed Frenchwoman Priscilla Gneto, 20, beat Heylen with an ippon throw to take the other bronze in extra time.    

   

 

      Click here for Highlight: Women's 52kg Final                            

 

MEDAL RESULTS

NOTE: FOR FULL REPLAY OF MATCHES CLICK ON COMPETITORS NAME. ONCE ON BIO PAGE CLICK ON RESULTS!

Medalists

AN Kum Ae
Gold Medal
1
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BERMOY ACOSTA Yanet
Silver Medal
2
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FORCINITI Rosalba
Bronze Medal
3
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 Final Results
1. AN, Kum Ae (PRK)
2. BERMOY ACOSTA, Yanet (CUB)
3. FORCINITI, Rosalba (ITA)
3. GNETO, Priscilla (FRA)
5. HEYLEN, Ilse (BEL)
5. MULLER, Marie (LUX)
7. KIM, Kyung-Ok (KOR)
7. LEGENTIL, Christianne (MRI)

 

 

THESE WERE THE JUDO MEDAL PROJECTIONS FOR "LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS"

 

52-kilogram

Gold: Misato Nakamura, Japan

Silver: Bundmaa Munkhbaatar, Mongolia

Bronze: Natalia Kuziutina, Russia, Erika Miranda, Brazil

 

CLICK HERE: Your Olympic athlete body match

CLICK HERE: REPLAY OF MEDAL ROUNDS IN THE WOMEN'S -52kg & MEN'S -66kg

VIEW LIVE STREAMING OF LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS HERE: "LIVE EXTRA"

 

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