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Shohei Ono went back-to-back as Olympic men’s 73-kilogram judo champion at the Tokyo Games on Monday following a golden-score victory over Georgia’s Lasha Shavdatuashvili.

The 29-year-old Ono had looked unbeatable on the way to gold-medal match at Nippon Budokan, but had to dig deep against Shavdatuashvili to defend the title he won five years ago in Rio de Janeiro.

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