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  • Submitted by: lena campos
  • 07 / 30 / 2012

An Kum Ae 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.

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


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