Russia claims first Rio 2016 gold medal with Beslan Mudranov judo win

• Mudranov beats Yeldos Smetov to triumph in men’s -60kg division
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Russia gained their first gold medal of Rio 2016 after the 30-year-old judoka Beslan Mudranov triumphed in the men’s -60kg division final.

The International Judo Federation, of which Vladimir Putin is honorary president, allowed all Russian athletes to compete at Rio 2016 and Mudranov secured gold on the first day of Olympic competition.

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