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China's Xian wins judo gold

Beijing, China (Sports Network) - China's Xian Dongmei took gold in women's 52kg judo at the Olympics on Sunday.

Xian defended her gold medal from the Athens Games by defeating An Kum Ae of North Korea. An, a bronze medalist at the world championships in 2005 and '07, earned the silver medal in her Olympic debut.

Soraya Haddad of Algeria and Japan's Misato Nakamura will share the bronze medal. Haddad defeated Kazakhstan's Sholpan Kaliyeva in bronze medal match A, while Nakamura bested South Korea's Kim Kyungok in match B.

08/10 07:44:25 ET