Choi Takes Men's under 60kg Title at World Judo Championships
2003-9-14 19:59:22      Xinhua
South Korea's Choi Min-Ho defeated Craig Fallon of Britain to win the men's under 60kg title at the world judo championships in Osaka on Sunday.

Choi, who ousted defending champion Anis Lounifi of Tunisia in the semi-finals, needed only 13 seconds into the final to win a yuko point, then added another before throwing the Briton down to score an ippon for the victory.

Lounifi, who earlier beat Sydney and Atlanta Olympic champion Tadahiro Nomura of Japan in the third round, managed to win the bronze medal with Nomura.

Lounifi fended off the challenge from Pak Nam-Chol of Democratic People's Republic of Korea, while Nomura breezed past Oliver Gussenburg of German in the play-offs.

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