Team USA’s Travis Stevens wins silver medal in men’s 81kg judo

Travis Stevens has the earned the United States’ first medal in men’s judo since 2004. The three-time Olympian earned silver in the men’s 81kg division after losing to Russia’s Khasan Khalmurzaev in the final match.

Men’s 81kg results
Gold: Khasan Khalmurzaev (RUS)
Silver: Travis Stevens (USA)
Bronze: Sergiu Toma (UAE)
Bronze: Takanori Nagase (JPN)

In the women’s 63kg competition, world No. 1 Tina Tina Trstenjak of Slovenia ran through the field, as expected, to win gold.

The win gives Slovenia its second straight Olympic title in the 63kg division, which was won by at the London Games.

Trstenjak was dominant from the quarterfinals onward. She pinned her last three opponents, including world No. 2 Clarisse Agbegnenou of France in the Gold Medal Match, for victories by ippon.

Women’s 63kg results
Gold: Tina Trstenjak (SLO)
Silver: Clarisse Agbecnenou (FRA)
Bronze: Yarden Gerbi (ISR)
Bronze: Anicka van Emden (NED)

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