Olympic Judo: Lucie Decosse Wins Women's 70-kg Gold Medal For France

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Automne Pavia of France (white) stands on the mat the Women's -52 kg Judo on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

French judoka Lucie Decosse won the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics on Wednesday in the 70-kilogram women's judo final.

Lucie Decosse put on a dominant performance in the gold medal match of the women's 70-kilogram judo match at the 2012 London Olympics, defeating Germany's Kerstin Thiele by a final score of 12-0.

Decosse, the world's top-ranked judoka at 70 kilograms and a silver medal winner in Beijing in the 63-kilogram division, scored 10 points with an ouchi gari just over a minute into the match before picking up a pair of yukos as the match progressed. Thiele was unable to muster any throws that warranted a point.

Bronze medals were awarded to Edith Bosch of the Netherlands as well as Colombia's Yuri Alvear to round out the medals for the 70-pound division. Bosch was defeated by Thiele in the semifinals whereas Alvear was dispatched in the same round by Decosse on her way to eventually winning the gold medal.

For more on the Olympics, check out SB Nation's London 2012 Olympics Hub.

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