Slovenia's Zolnir wins women's Olympic judo medal

Associated Press
Aug 01, 2012 at 12:49am IST

London: Urska Zolnir of Slovenia won the women's 63K Olympic judo gold medal on Tuesday.

Zolnir defeated Xu Lili of China in a combative final where both fighters were almost constantly on the offensive. She managed to throw Xu once in the match's first minute, which was ultimately enough to win.

Zolnir, 31, was one of the oldest competitors in the division. She won a bronze at the Athens Games and came seventh at Beijing. Zolnir focused mainly on grappling techniques Tuesday, pinning down her opponents throughout the day.

Zolnir wins women's Olympic judo medal

Urska Zolnir of Slovenia won the women's 63K Olympic judo gold medal on Tuesday.

The bronze medals were won by Yoshie Ueno of Japan and Gevrise Emane of France.

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