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Mammadli, Quintavalle win judo gold

Beijing, China (Sports Network) - Elnur Mammadli of Azerbaijan and Itlay's Giulia Quintavalle won gold medals in lightweight judo competition Monday at the Beijing Olympics.

Mammadli won the men's 73kg gold, defeating Wang Kinchun of Korea in the final bout. The bronze medal will be shared by Rasul Boqiev of Tajikistan and Brazil's Leandro Guilheiro.

Quintavalle won the women's 57kg event with a victory over Deborah Gravenstijn of the Netherlands in the gold medal match.

"Each Olympic medal is great," said Quintavalle. "This is a success for the whole team."

Ketleyn Quadros of Brazil and China's Xu Yan also picked up hardware by winning their respective bronze medal matches.

08/11 08:51:16 ET


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