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Georgian Lasha wins gold in men's judo 66-kg

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First published: July 29, 2012, 10:17 PM IST | Updated: July 29, 2012
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Georgian Lasha wins gold in men's judo 66-kg
The 20-year-old Lasha Shavdatuashvili defeated Miklos Ungvari of Hungary in a tense final.

London: Lasha Shavdatuashvili of Georgia won an Olympic judo gold medal on Sunday in the men's 66-kilogram category.

The 20-year-old Shavdatuashvili defeated Miklos Ungvari of Hungary in a tense final. Shavdatuashvili managed to score with a throw after sweeping his opponent's foot in the first few minutes of the match.

It is Shavdatuashvili's first Olympic medal. Shavdatuashvili defeated one of the favorites, Masashi Ebinuma of Japan, in the semifinals with a match-ending ippon.

The bronze medals were won by Masashi Ebinuma of Japan and Cho Jun-ho of South Korea.

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