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Europeans hit back at Japanese domination

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CHELYABINSK (RUSSIA) - Frenchwoman Clarisse Agbegnenou and Avtandil Tchrikishvili of Georgia led the European fightback to Japan's dominance by winning gold medals at the Judo World Championships in Chelyabinsk on Thursday. 

France's judoka Anne-Laure Bellard (blue) competes with France's Clarisse Agbegnenou during the under 63 kg category semi-final at the IJF World Judo Championship in Chelyabinsk on August 28, 2013

Twice European champion Agbegnenou gained revenge on Israel's Yarden Gerbi, who beat her in the world final last year in Rio.

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