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Lucie Decosse wins France first judo gold in 12 years

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2012-08-01

French judoka Lucie Decosse won the women’s under-70kg judo at the London Games on Wednesday, defeating Germany’s Kerstin Thiele and bringing France’s medal count to 12. It is the country’s first Olympic judo title in 12 years.

REUTERS - France's Lucie Decosse won gold in the women's -70kg category on Wednesday, the country's first Olympic judo title for 12 years.

Decosse, 30, convincingly beat German police officer Kerstin Thiele, scoring regularly throughout their final clash.

The three-times world champion and silver medallist in Beijing fell to the mat in tears as victory was confirmed.

The gold adds to the four bronzes France had already won in judo in London.

A tearful Yuri Alvear won Colombia's first Olympic judo medal, taking the bronze with victory over China's Chen Fei.

Edith Bosch of Netherlands, 32, won the other bronze, adding to her silver in Athens and bronze in Beijing.

Date created : 2012-08-01

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