Slovenia wins second consecutive Olympic gold in women’s 63kg judo
Four years after Urska Zolnir won the Olympic gold medal in the women’s half lightweight judo competition, another Slovenia judoka will hear her nation’s anthem played Tuesday night.
Tina Trstenjak won gold in Rio, as she defeated Clarisse Agbecnenou of France in the gold medal match by ippon just under two minutes into the match. Trstenjak is the reigning world champion in this weight class, and she arrived in Rio as one of the favorites to win Olympic gold.
Winning the bronze medals in the 63 kg weight class were Israel’s Yarden Gerbi and Anicka van Emden of the Netherlands, with Gerbi’s medal being the first for an Israeli judoka since 1992.