Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

AFRICA NEWS

2014-07-11 21:47 AFRICA NEWS

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Finally, a good use for new app "Yo"

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 11 July 2014 (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 11 July 2014

Read more

REPORTERS

Exclusive: an unlikely victim of the 'War on Terror'

Read more

#THE 51%

Sweden: A Feminist's Paradise?

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Politics: parties under pressure

Read more

FOCUS

In Burma, the rise of radical Buddhism

Read more

ENCORE!

Haute Couture: the hand-stitched clothing made in Paris that sells for the price of small yachts

Read more

  • Amazon snubs French free delivery ban with one-cent charge

    Read more

  • Exclusive: an unlikely victim of the 'War on Terror'

    Read more

  • Netanyahu resists international pressure to stop air strikes on Gaza

    Read more

  • Magnitude 6.8 quake, small tsunami hit east Japan

    Read more

  • The third-place playoff: the World Cup game no one wants to play

    Read more

  • Suspect in Brussels Jewish Museum shooting drops extradition appeal

    Read more

  • Kurdish forces take over two oilfields in northern Iraq

    Read more

  • Are French high school students getting smarter?

    Read more

  • Italy’s Trentin wins seventh stage of Tour de France

    Read more

  • Disgraced Suarez leaves Liverpool for Barcelona

    Read more

  • In pictures: Chanel, Dior and so much more at the Paris couture shows

    Read more

  • French ‘Civic Service’ eyes massive expansion amid huge demand

    Read more

  • In Pictures: Petrol station hit by Hamas rockets

    Read more

  • Manhunt as FIFA partner flees Rio hotel to avoid arrest

    Read more

  • Video: Palestinians fear full Israeli military offensive in Gaza

    Read more

Sport

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

  • OLYMPIC GAMES 2012

    France’s Estanguet wins third canoe slalom gold

    Read more

  • OLYMPIC GAMES 2012

    France's Agnel wins 200-metre freestyle gold

    Read more

  • OLYMPIC GAMES 2012

    France secure two gold medals on Olympic opening weekend

    Read more

Comments

COMMENT(S)