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Título Odivelas 2018: Podium double for South Korea
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Georgia, Brazil, Iran and Ukraine also shine on day two of Judo Worlds


South Korea's Jung Min Lee celebrates his first world title after beating Azerbaijan’s Huseyn Rahimli © • Rui Telmo


South Korean judoka were the stars of the show at the 2018 Judo World Championships in Odivelas, Portugal, on Saturday (17 November) winning two of the seven golds on offer.


Jung Min Lee overcame Azerbaijan’s Huseyn Rahimli in the men’s -81kg, despite carrying a knee injury. It was gold for the South Korean on his World Championships debut.


“I had a serious knee injury but after I recovered, and with this being my first major tournament, I am so happy for winning the gold medal,” Lee said. “At the beginning of the match I lost a point and I had two shido. I was nervous and stressed but at the end of the day is a good result.”


Russia’s* Ruslan Albagachiev and France’s Nathan Petit secured the bronzes.


Ukraine’s defending world champion Irinya Husieva lost out to another South Korean, Song Lee Jin, in the women’s -63kg.


Olga Pozdnysheva equalled her performance from 2014 in Colorado Springs, USA, with bronze. China’s Yue Wang also bagged bronze.


The golds for Min Lee and Lee Jin brings South Korea’s medal total to three, and the top of the medals table, with the team events to come on Sunday (18 November).