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Fortune turns for Anno with gold

Updated: August 19, 2004, 4:16 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Japan's Noriko Anno ended a run of frustrating Olympic finishes by taking the gold medal Thursday in the 78-kilogram class of judo.

In the men's division, Ihar Makarau of Belarus beat Jang Sung-ho of South Korea to win the gold in the 100-kilogram class after Japan's Kosei Inoue, the defending Olympic champion and three-time world champion, lost in the quarterfinals, his first defeat in major international competition in four years.

Anno has taken four world championships ...

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