Kelmendi wins Kosovo's first ever gold

 08 Aug 2016 - 0:00

Kelmendi wins Kosovo's first ever gold
Kosovo's Majlinda Kelmendi (white) competes with Japan's Misato Nakamura during their women's -52kg judo contest semifinal B match of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 7, 2016. / AFP / Toshifumi KITAMURA



Rio de Janeiro: Judo world champion Majlinda Kelmendi won Kosovo's first ever gold medal in the country's maiden Olympics here Sunday.

Kelmendi defeated Italy's Odette Giuffrida by yuko in the final of the women's 52kg category. Japan's Misato Nakamura and Russia's Natalia Kuziutina won the bronze medals.