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    Argentina's Paula Pareto celebrates after defeating South Korea's Jeong Bokyeong during their women's -48kg judo gold medal match on August 6, 2016. | Photo: AFP

Japan's Ami Kondo and Otgontsetseg Galbadrakh of Kazakhstan took bronze and defending champion Sarah Menezes crashed out in the quarter-finals.

Paula Pareto won Argentina's first-ever judo gold medal at the Olympics by beating South Korea's Jeong Bo-Kyeong in the final of the women's 48kg category.

Japan's Ami Kondo and Otgontsetseg Galbadrakh of Kazakhstan took bronze and defending champion Sarah Menezes crashed out in the quarterfinals.

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Pareto struggled early on in the final and the contest even had to be briefly halted as she received treatment when she took an unintentional blow to the face from Jeong.

However, the 30-year-old battled back to land a waza-ari and defended her advantage to secure the first judo gold of the 2016 Games.

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