Rio Olympics 2016: Harrison defends judo title as Krpalek wins gold

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USA's Harrison wins women's -78kg judo gold

Kayla Harrison of the United States beat Audrey Tcheumeo of France by ippon to defend her women's -78kg Olympic judo title in Rio.

Britain's Natalie Powell went out in the quarter-finals, later losing a repechage. Brazil's Mayar Aguiar and Slovenia's Anamari Velensek won bronze.

In the men's -100kg division, Lukas Krpalek of the Czech Republic beat Azerbaijani world number one Elmar Gasimov by ippon to win gold.

GB's Ben Fletcher lost in the last 32.

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Krpalek wins men's -100kg judo gold

The bronze medals went to Japan's Ryunosuke Haga and Cyrille Maret of France, on his 29th birthday.

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