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Jakarta Post

Judo: South Korea's Gwak wins men's -90kg world title

  • The Jakarta Post

    The Jakarta Post

Astana   /   Fri, August 28, 2015   /  09:17 pm

South Korea's Gwak Dong-han was a surprise winner of the men's under-90kg title at the world judo championships in Kazakhstan on Friday.

Asian champion Gwak, 23, scored a winning half-point waza-ari with a dropping shoulder throw (seoi-nage) to beat Russia's Kirill Denisov in the final.

It was the second time Denisov, 27, had lost in the final and his fourth world medal.

Two-time European champion Varlam Liparteliani beat Georgia teammate Beka Gviniashvili for bronze with Japan's Mashu Baker beating Komronshokh Ustopiriyon of Tajikistan for the other bronze medal.