Aug 12, 2008 at 11:25am IST

Mammadli wins men's judo 73kg gold

Beijing: Elnur Mammadli won Azerbaijan's first ever Olympic judo medal by claiming gold in the men's judo -73kg division on Monday.

The 20-year-old took just 13 seconds of the final to throw 19-year-old world champion Wang Ki Chun of South Korea for the maximum ippon score with te-guruma (leg grab) to gain revenge for his World Championship final defeat in Rio de Janeiro a year ago.

On a stunning day of upsets Rasul Boquiev won Tajikistan's first ever Olympic medal by claiming bronze, beating Belgium's European champion Dirk van Tichelt.

Mammadli wins men's judo 73kg gold

Azerbaijan's Elnur Mammadli celebrates after winning the gold medal during the men's -73kg final match against South Korea's Kichun Wang of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on August 11, 2008 in Beijing. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA

Brazil's Leandro Guilheiro matched his feat in Athens by winning bronze again with a stunning seoi-nage (shoulder throw) to beat Ali Malomat of Iran for the final medal.

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