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Fonseca gets Portuguese party started with first IJF World Championships gold

Fonseca gets Portuguese party started with first IJF World Championships gold

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Jorge Fonseca, in white, won the under-100 kilogram category with some thrilling judo ©Getty Images
Jorge Fonseca, in white, won the under-100 kilogram category with some thrilling judo ©Getty Images
Fonseca dances off the tatami after winning Portugal's first ever World Championships gold ©Getty Images
Fonseca dances off the tatami after winning Portugal's first ever World Championships gold ©Getty Images
Madeleine Malonga, in white, of France celebrates her victory over Shori Hamada of Japan ©Getty Images
Madeleine Malonga, in white, of France celebrates her victory over Shori Hamada of Japan ©Getty Images
Malonga had to beat the world number one, then the reigning champion, to claim the under-78kg crown ©Getty Images
Malonga had to beat the world number one, then the reigning champion, to claim the under-78kg crown ©Getty Images
Malonga waves to the crowd after sealing France's third gold of these Championships ©Getty Images
Malonga waves to the crowd after sealing France's third gold of these Championships ©Getty Images
Hamada, in blue, was not able to defend her world title in front of a home crowd in Tokyo ©Getty Images
Hamada, in blue, was not able to defend her world title in front of a home crowd in Tokyo ©Getty Images
Mayra Aguiar of Brazil, in blue, hugs Patricia Sampaio of Portugal after winning bronze ©Getty Images
Mayra Aguiar of Brazil, in blue, hugs Patricia Sampaio of Portugal after winning bronze ©Getty Images
Cho Gu-ham, in blue, 2018 champion at under-100kg, failed to win a medal at the Nippon Budokan ©Getty Images
Cho Gu-ham, in blue, 2018 champion at under-100kg, failed to win a medal at the Nippon Budokan ©Getty Images
Aaron Wolf, in white, won a bronze medal in his home Championships for Japan ©Getty Images
Aaron Wolf, in white, won a bronze medal in his home Championships for Japan ©Getty Images




Deguchi and Ono scoop the golds on day three of the IJF World Championships

Deguchi and Ono scoop the golds on day three of the IJF World Championships

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Deguchi threw her former Japanese international team mate to take victory in the golden score period ©Getty Images
Deguchi threw her former Japanese international team mate to take victory in the golden score period ©Getty Images
Deguchi's coach celebrates her victory at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo ©Getty Images
Deguchi's coach celebrates her victory at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo ©Getty Images
Shohei Ono throws Rustam Orujov on his way to claiming his third World Championship victory ©Getty Images
Shohei Ono throws Rustam Orujov on his way to claiming his third World Championship victory ©Getty Images
Ono walks away after winning a repeat of the 2016 Olympic men's under-73kg final ©Getty Images
Ono walks away after winning a repeat of the 2016 Olympic men's under-73kg final ©Getty Images
Ono claimed victory on his return to the World Championships after four years ©Getty Images
Ono claimed victory on his return to the World Championships after four years ©Getty Images
Hidayat Heydarov, blue, of Azerbaijan celebrates victory over Somon Makhmadbekov of Turkmenistan after their 13-minute long bronze medal match ©Getty Images
Hidayat Heydarov, blue, of Azerbaijan celebrates victory over Somon Makhmadbekov of Turkmenistan after their 13-minute long bronze medal match ©Getty Images
Rio 2016 Olympic champion Rafaela Silva took home the bronze medal in Tokyo ©Getty Images
Rio 2016 Olympic champion Rafaela Silva took home the bronze medal in Tokyo ©Getty Images
Julia Kowalczyk of Poland also finished third in the under-57 kilogram category ©Getty Images
Julia Kowalczyk of Poland also finished third in the under-57 kilogram category ©Getty Images
The third day of the World Championships saw a huge 142 judoka take to the tatami ©Getty Images
The third day of the World Championships saw a huge 142 judoka take to the tatami ©Getty Images