Tagir Khaibulaev wins judo gold
LONDON -- Tagir Khaibulaev of Russia won the men's 100-kilogram Olympic judo gold medal on Thursday as Russian president Vladimir Putin and British prime minister David Cameron looked on.
Khaibulaev defeated defending Beijing champion Tuvshinbayar Naidan of Mongolia with a match-ending ippon throw that Putin and Cameron both stood to applaud.
Khaibulaev, 28, is world champion and has not lost at an international event since taking the title. Russia won two judo gold medals and a bronze ...
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