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Khalmurzaev Wins Russia's Second Judo Gold At Rio

Khasan Khalmurzaev has earned Russia's second judo gold medal of the Rio Olympic Games, beating Travis Stevens of the United States in the men's 81-kilogram category.

Khalmurzaev, 22, won his match over Stevens on August 9 by ippon -- judo's equivalent of a knockout.

Stevens had been vying to become the first man from the United States to win gold in judo.

Sergiu Toma, a world and European medalist in 2011 for his native Moldova, won the second-ever Olympic medal for the United Arab Emirates as he took bronze alongside world champion Takanori Nagase of Japan.

Khalmurzaev's medal is the 11th one won by the Russia national team at Rio. As of now, Russia has three gold medals, five silver medals, and three bronze medals.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AFP, and TASS