2012 Olympics: Lasha Shavdatuashvili Wins Men's 66 kg Judo Gold

FUKUOKA, JAPAN - MAY 12: Masashi Ebinuma (R) throws Yuito Yoshida in the Men's 66kg match during day one of the All Japan Judo Weight Class Championships 2012 at Fukuoka Kokusai Center on May 12, 2012 in Fukuoka, Japan. (Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images)

Lasha Shavdatuashvili of Georgia wins the gold medal in the men's 66 kg Judo at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

On Day 2 of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, the men's 66 kg Judo gold medal was awarded to Georgia's Lasha Shavdatuashvili. The 20-year-old Judoka stunned the former world champion, Japan's Masashi Ebinuma, in an automatic ippon to win, utilizing a sumi-gaeshi throw to reach the gold medal round. In the final round, Shavdatuashvili defeated Hungary's Miklos Ungvari to take home the gold medal.

In the bronze medal rounds, Japan's Masashi Ebinuma defeated Poland's Pawel Zagrodnik by ippon, using a o-goshi to win the match and medal. In the second bronze medal round, South Korea's Cho Jun-Ho was able to defeat Spain's Sugoi Uriarte and win the second bronze medal. Earlier in the tournament, Jun-Ho lost to Ebinuma, but both walk away with bronze medals.

Gold Medal: Lasha Shavdatuashvili, Georgia
Silver Medal: Miklos Ungvari, Hungary
Bronze Medal A: Masashi Ebinuma, Japan
Bronze Medal B: Cho Jun-Ho, South Korea

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