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Tanimoto, Bischof take gold in Judo

Beijing, China (Sports Network) - Ayumi Tanimoto of Japan and Germany's Ole Bischof won gold medals in half-middleweight judo competition Tuesday at the Beijing Olympics.

Tanimoto won her second straight Olympic gold in the women's 57-63kg division, defeating France's Lucie Decosse, the 2005 world champion, in the gold medal match.

"I'm very happy, especially with winning the -63kg category," said Tanimoto. "It is very complicated and difficult so I am even more happy with the my result."

Elisabeth Willeboordse of the Netherlands and North Korea's Won Ok Im each won their respective bronze medal matches and will share the award.

Bischof, who finished 23rd at the world championships last year, defeated Korea's Kim Jaebum to earn the surprise gold medal for the Germans in the 73-81kg category.

Brazil's Tiago Camilo and Roman Gontiuk of the Ukraine will share the bronze medal.

08/12 08:09:06 ET


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