Ukraine wins its first medal at Olympic Games in Beijing (Update)

14:51, 12 August 2008
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Roman Gontiuk overpowered his opponents on the judo mats

Ukraine has won its first medal in Beijing.

Roman Gontiuk overpowered his Mongolian opponent on the judo mats in the men`s 81-kilogram class Tuesday, and won the bronze at the Olympic Games-2008.

Germany`s Ole Bischof won the men`s 81-kilogram division Olympic judo gold on Tuesday, defeating Asian champion Kim Jae-bum in the final, AP reports.

Bischof went ahead with just over a minute remaining and kept on the attack until time ran out. Kim, exhausted from a semifinal that went into overtime, had no strength to fight back.

For bronze, Brazilian world champion Tiago Camilo pinned Giullaume Elmont of the Netherlands, the 2005 world champion, and Ukraine`s Roman Gontiuk outscored Mongolia`s Nyanmkhuu Damdinsuren.

Judo awards two bronze medals for each weight class.

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