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30 Jul 2012
London 2012 , IOC News , Judo

Gold success for Shavdatuashvili - London 2012 - Judo

Lashas Shavdatuashvili claimed gold in the men's -66kg Judo competition for Georgia with a narrow win over Hungarian Miklos Ungvari at London 2012.

Shavdatuashvili, the 20-year-old who only just qualified for the Games, landed an early Yuko score to take command and held off all Ungvari's attacks to close out victory.

Japan's Masashi Ebinuma took bronze after beating Poland's Pawel Zagrodnik with an Ippon.

Republic of Korea's Cho Jun-ho also claimed bronze on judges' decision over Spaniard Sugoi Uriarte at the end of golden score.

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