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Tokyo Olympics: Jessica Klimkite wins bronze in Canadian judo history

Tokyo Olympics: Jessica Klimkite wins bronze in Canadian judo history

Jessica Klimkite made history in Canadian judo on Monday in Tokyo, defeating Kaza Kajjar of Slovenia in a bronze medal match. She became the first woman to win an Olympic medal in this order.

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He became the world champion in the under 57 kg category, ending the fight with Waza-Ari in overtime. She had previously lost to Frenchman Sara-Leoni Cicic in the semi-finals.

Ontario defeated Bulgaria’s Ivelina Ileva and Poland’s Julia Kovaljik 16 and 16 in the quarterfinals respectively.

Tokyo Olympics: Jessica Klimkite wins bronze in Canadian judo history

Margelidon Fifth

Shortly afterwards, at Nippon Budokan, Arthur Margelidon was shocked to see a skilled maneuver from the Mongolian Tsend-Ochirin Sogtbather, who landed an Ippan just 32 seconds later.

In the quarterfinals, Arab Sulaiman Hamad and Kazakh Hansei Smagulov were the first victims of Marcelida in this competition. In the draft fight, Margelidan took advantage of the Israeli Tohar boot.

Margelidan finally finished fifth.

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