Tagir Khaibulaev Wins Men's 100 Kilogram Olympic Judo Gold Medal
Tagir Khaibulaev of Russia won the mens 100 kilogram Olympic judo gold medal on Thursday with Russian President Vladimir Putin and British Prime Minister David Cameron looking on. Khaibulaev defeated defending champion Tuvshinbayar Naidan of Mongolia with a match ending ippon throw that Putin and Cameron both stood to applaud.
The 28-year-old Khaibulaev has not lost at any international event since taking the last world championship title. Russia has already won two judo gold medals and a bronze earlier this week. They are the country's first judo golds since the breakup of the Soviet Union. The bronze medals were won by Dimitri Peters of Germany and Henk Grol of the Netherlands. Russia's Tagir Khaibulaev delighted his president and judo black-belt Vladimir Putin Thursday as he beat Mongolian defending champion Tuvshinbayar Naidan to win the Olympic under-100kg title.
Putin, seated among the crowd, raised his arms in celebration and was among the first tocongratulate Khaibulaev after he claimed Russia's third judo gold with an unstoppable seoi-nage (shoulder throw). Dutchman Henk Grol and German Dimitri Peters won the two bronze medals, beating Uzbek Ramziddin Sayidov and Hwang Hee-Tae of South Korea respectively.Courtesy-TheClickup