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Japan’s Rio de Janeiro Olympic women’s team members Misato Nakamura and Ami Kondo both prevailed to win their respective weight divisions at the World Judo Masters in Mexico on Friday.

World No. 4 Nakamura scored an ippon win over Russian Natalia Kuziutina in the 52-kg final, while seventh-ranked Kondo struck gold by defeating Brazil’s London Olympic champion Sarah Menezes, also by ippon in the 48-kg division.

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