Olympics Judo: Brazilian Menezes wins 48kg gold

Updated: Jul 29, 2012, 12:39 PM IST

London: World number two Sarah Menezes of Brazil overcame defending champion Alina Dumitru of Romania to win the women`s 48kg judo title at the London Olympics here Saturday.

Three-time worlds bronze medallist Menezes pulled off a waza-ari to beat Dumitru. She had a disappointing 19th finish in Beijing four years ago, Xinhua reports.

Hungarian Eva Csernoviczki pushed aside favourite Tomoko Fukumi of Japan for the bronze.