Olympics: Lucie Decosse dominates to claim judo gold

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France's Decosse wins judo gold

World judo champion Lucie Decosse claimed her first Olympic gold by defeating German Kerstin Thiele in the women's under-70kg final.

Thiele took silver while the bronze medals were won by Yuri Alvear of Colombia and Edith Bosch of the Netherlands.

Frenchwoman Decosse won Olympic silver in Beijing and has three world titles and four European crowns.

The 30-year-old's gold was France's fifth of London 2012.

Decosse was in dominant form on Wednesday, winning several of her fights with the match-ending ippon - the highest score a fighter can achieve - while one bout ended in just 10 seconds after she immediately flipped her opponent flat on her back.

In the final, Decosse convincingly beat German police officer Thiele, scoring regularly throughout their clash.

She fell to the matt in tears when victory was confirmed as France secured a first judo gold of London 2012.

Final Results

Final results by Athlete
Rank Athlete Country Medal moment
1 Decosse FRA
2 Thiele GER
3 Alvear COL
3 Bosch NED