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Lucie Decosse wins judo gold

Updated: August 1, 2012, 2:01 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Lucie Decosse of France finally got an Olympic gold.

She defeated German Kerstin Thiele in a tense final Wednesday in the 70-kilogram category of Olympic judo -- a match marked by aggressive grabbing and pulling that sometimes resembled a schoolyard fight.

Decosse won a silver at Beijing and is a three-time world champion. She dropped to the mat on her back clutching her face after winning and had to be coaxed to her feet by the referee for the official announcement that ...

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