Ueno wins Japan's third judo gold

Aug. 13, 2008, 7:21 a.m. (ET)

BEIJING (AP) Masae Ueno won Japan's third gold medal in judo on Wednesday, defending her 2004 Olympic title with a match-ending throw less than a minute into her final with Anaysi Hernandez of Cuba in the women's 70-kilogram class.

Winning bronze were Ronda Rousey of the United States, who scored early with a yuko and held on to defeat Germany's Annett Boehm, and Edith Bosch of the Netherlands with an ippon throw over Spain's Leire Iglasias.

Rousey's bronze was the first Olympic medal in women's judo for the U.S. since the event was put on the official schedule in 1992.

Judo awards two bronze medals in each weight class.