Paula Pareto of Argentina wins Gold in Women’s 48 kg Judo Event

Argentina’s Paula Pareto won the gold medal in the Women’s 48 kg Judo Event of Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games to create history by becoming Argentina’s first ever judo gold medal winner.

Argentina's Paula Pareto - Women’s 48 kg Judo Medal Ceremony

She defeated South Korea’s Jeong Bo-Kyeong in the final match.

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 but later she made a strong comeback to land a waza-ari and defended her advantage to secure the gold.

Paula Pareto of Argentina wins Gold in Women’s 48 kg Judo Event

Jeong Bo-Kyeong of South Korea had to settle with the Silver medal.

The two Bronze Medals for the event went to Ami Kondo (Japan) and Galbadrakhyn Otgontsetseg (Kazakhstan) who defeated Mönkhbatyn Urantsetseg (Mongolia) and Dayaris Mestre (Cuba) in their respective Bronze medal matches.

Tho host nation Brazil had high hopes from this event as people expected defending Olympic champion Sarah Menezes to win the medal in her home country. However she was defeated by Mönkhbatyn Urantsetseg of Mongolia in the Repechage Round.

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