RIO DE JANEIRO -- Asley Gonzalez of Cuba beat Varlam Liparteliani of Georgia to win the gold medal in the men's 90-kilogram division at the judo world championships Friday.
Gonzalez, the silver medalist at the 2012 London Olympics, outlasted the top-ranked Liparteliani.
The bronze medals went to Kirill Denisov of Russia and Ilias Iliadis of Greece, the 2004 Olympic champion.
In the women's 70-kilogram division, Colombia's Yuri Alvear, the bronze medalist in London, won her second world title, beating Laura Vargas Kock of Germany. In the women's 78-kilogram category, Kyong Sol of North Korea won the gold by beating Marhinde Verkerk of the Netherlands.