North Korea's Kae wins gold in women's 52kg judo

Associated Press
Jul 29, 2012 at 10:49pm IST

London: An Kae Um won North Korea's first Olympic gold medal at London Games on Sunday in the women's judo 52-kilogram category.

The 20-year-old An defeated Acosta Bermoy of Cuba in the final in a match that went into overtime. An won in the final minutes with a decisive throw that landed Bermoy on her back.

An won silver at the Beijing Games four years ago. Earlier in the day, An knocked out top-seeded Misato Nakamura in the second round.

North Korea's Kae wins gold in women's 52kg judo

The 20-year-old An defeated Acosta Bermoy of Cuba in the final.

The bronze medals were won by Italy's Rosalba Forciniti and France's Priscilla Gneto.

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