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Two Australians out of judo

Australians suffered swift exits on the opening day of the Olympic judo competition in match-ups against high-rated opponents.

Two Australians out of judo

Australians suffered swift exits on the opening day of the Olympic judo competition in match-ups against high-rated opponents.

Australians suffered swift exits on the opening day of the Olympic judo competition in match-ups against high-rated opponents.

Sonya Chervonsky (48kg) lost to a full pointscoring manoeuvre by one of the favourites in the division, France's Fredericue Jossinet.


Jossinet's progression through to the semi-finals enabled Chervonsky a second crack through the repechage but she lost her first contest to Tatiana Moskvina of Belarus and was eliminated.

Scott Fernandis (60kg) - who only qualified for Athens after a New Zealand judoka pulled out - was also dealt with quickly.

The Canberran drew world championship silver medallist Craig Fallon of Great Britain and was beaten by an ippon.

A chance of securing a medal through the repechage was dashed when Fallon surprisingly lost to hometown favourite Revazi Zintiridis.

AAP




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