Olympics-Judo-Japanese judoka Sone wins women’s +78 kg category in Tokyo

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese judoka Akira Sone won the Olympics gold medal in the women’s judo +78 kg category on Friday, defeating Idalys Ortiz of Cuba in the final.

Bronze medals went to Iryna Kindzerska of Azerbaijan and Romane Dicko of France.

(Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Judo - Women's +78kg - Gold medal match - Nippon Budokan - Tokyo, Japan - July 30, 2021. Akira Sone of Japan reacts after winning the match. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Judo - Women’s +78kg - Gold medal match - Nippon Budokan - Tokyo, Japan - July 30, 2021. Akira Sone of Japan reacts after winning the match. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Judo - Women's +78kg - Gold medal match - Nippon Budokan - Tokyo, Japan - July 30, 2021. Idalys Ortiz of Cuba in action against Akira Sone of Japan. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Judo - Women’s +78kg - Gold medal match - Nippon Budokan - Tokyo, Japan - July 30, 2021. Idalys Ortiz of Cuba in action against Akira Sone of Japan. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Judo - Women's +78kg - Gold medal match - Nippon Budokan - Tokyo, Japan - July 30, 2021. Idalys Ortiz of Cuba in action against Akira Sone of Japan. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Judo - Women’s +78kg - Gold medal match - Nippon Budokan - Tokyo, Japan - July 30, 2021. Idalys Ortiz of Cuba in action against Akira Sone of Japan. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Judo - Women's +78kg - Gold medal match - Nippon Budokan - Tokyo, Japan - July 30, 2021. Akira Sone of Japan reacts after winning the match. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Judo - Women’s +78kg - Gold medal match - Nippon Budokan - Tokyo, Japan - July 30, 2021. Akira Sone of Japan reacts after winning the match. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

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