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Pietri wins 81-kilogram division at judo worlds

August 29, 2013

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Loic Pietri of France upset Avtandili Tchrikishvili of Georgia to win the 81-kilogram division at the judo world championships in Brazil on Thursday.

The 16th-ranked Pietri scored early against the second-ranked Tchrikishvili then held on to clinch the gold at the Maracanazinho Arena.

The bronze medals went to Ivan Vorobev of Russia and Alain Schmitt of France.

No. 1-ranked Yarden Gerbi of Israel took the women’s gold in the 63-kilogram division by beating No. 2-ranked Clarisse Agbegnenou of France.

Agbegnenou briefly passed out after Gerbi’s strangulation move that earned her the title less than a minute into the fight.

The bronze medals went to Gevrise Emane of France and Anicka Van Emden of the Netherlands.

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