Galstyan wins first gold for Russia in judo
London, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian judoka Arsen Galstyan won his country's first Olympic gold medal in London Saturday, beating Japan's Hiroaki Hiraoka in the 60 kg final.
It took the Russian little more than 40 seconds to seal a win by ippon.
The bronze medals went to Uzbekistan's Rishod Sobirov and Brazil's Felipe Kitadai.
In the women's 48 kg category, the gold medal went to Sarah Menezes of Brazil after she defeated Romania's Alina Dumitru by waza-ari in the final.
The bronze medals went to Charline van Snick of Belgium and Hungary's Eva Czernoviczki.
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