Tanimoto wins Japan's second gold in judo
BEIJING (AP) Japan's Ayumi Tanimoto threw Lucie Decosse of France to the mat Tuesday to defend her Athen's title and give Japan its second judo gold, in the women's 63-kilogram division.
Tanimoto, who pinned all of her opponents leading into the final, unleashed the throw with 3 minutes, 34 seconds left in the 5-minute match.
Decosse, the European champion, is ranked No. 1 in the world.
The bronze medals went to Elisabeth Willeboordse of the Netherlands and North Korea's Won Ok Im.
Judo awards two bronze medals in each weight class.