Olympics 2012 judo: Cuba`s Ortiz wins gold

London: Cuban judoka Idalys Ortiz won the gold in the women`s +78kg category at the Olympics here Friday.

Ortiz was awarded the victory over Mika Sugimoto from Japan by a unanimous judges` decision after the golden score period remained scoreless.

It is the second Olympic medal for Ortiz, who won bronze at 2008 Beijing. Karina Bryant of Britain and China`s Tong Wen won Olympic bronze.

Bryant, 33, a four-time European champion, took her first Olympic medal by beating the Ukrainian Iryna Kindzerska by ippon in a close fight.

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