Haruka Tachimoto of Japan wins judo gold in women’s middleweight (-70kg), beating Colombia’s Yuri Alvear. The bronze medal winners were Sally Conway of Britain and Laura Vargas Koch of Germany.
Conway defeated Austria’s Bernadette Graf for her bronze medal, while Vargas Koch defeated Spain’s Maria Bernabeu for her bronze medal.
Alvear won a bronze medal in the event in 2012. For Tachimoto, Conway and Vargas Koch, this was the first time winning an Olympic medal in any event.