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

14:51, 12 August 2008

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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