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Tong, Ishii win judo gold
China's Tong Wen (r) won the women's heavyweight classification event, defeating Japan's Maki Tsukada.
Beijing, China (Sports Network) - China's Tong Wen and Satoshi Ishii of Japan earned gold medals Friday in the final day of judo competition at the Beijing Olympics.

Medals were awarded in the heavyweight classification for the men (+100kg) and women (+78kg).

Tong won the women's event, defeating Japan's Maki Tsukada, the gold medal winner four years ago in Athens. Slovenia's Lucija Polavder and Idalys Ortiz of Cuba won their respective bronze medal matches and will share the award.

"I had a belief that I must win this match," said Tong. "I am not only representing myself, I have a responsibility to fight for my country. Japan's judo is the most fantastic, but I was fighting for China's glory."

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