Olympics-Judo-Takato wins Japan's first gold medal of the Tokyo Games

Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Judo - Men's 60kg - Semifinal - Nippon Budokan - Tokyo, Japan - July 24, 2021. Naohisa Takato of Japan reacts after performing the winning move against Yeldos Smetov of Kazakhstan REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

TOKYO (Reuters) - Naohisa Takato won the final of the men's -60kg judo to give host nation Japan its first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.

Takato defeated Yang Yung-wei of Taiwan in the final, underscoring Japan's strength at a sport that originated in the country. Bronze medals went to Yeldos Smetov of Kazakhstan and Luka Mkheidze of France.

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