Kim wins Olympic judo rematch

July 31, 2012 at 12:55 PM   |   Comments

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LONDON, July 31 (UPI) -- Jaeo-Bum Kim of South Korea won in a rematch of the 2008 finals Tuesday to earn the Olympic gold medal in the 81-kilogram weight class of judo.

Kim defeated Germany's Ole Bischof after losing to him in Beijing.

Bischof scored a semifinal victory over American Travis Stevens, who then lost to Canadian Antoine Valois-Fortier in one of the bronze medal bouts.

The other bronze medal went to Ivan Nifontov of Russia.

In the women's 63-kilogram class, Urska Zolnir won her second Olympic medal and first gold one with a decision over Xu Lili of China.

Zolnir also won the bronze medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

The bronze medals awarded on Tuesday went to No. 1 seed Yoshie Ueno of Japan and to current European champion Gevrise Emane of France. Ueno had to come through the repechage round to gain a spot in a bronze-medal match.

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