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Canadian Amy Cotton wins bronze at World Cup judo competition

Sunday, February 15th, 2009
Canadian Amy Cotton wins bronze at World Cup judo competition
VIENNA, Austria - Amy Cotton of Judique, N.S., beat Xin Li of China to win the bronze medal Sunday at a World Cup judo competition.
Cotton, 29, posted victories in three of her four bouts in women's 78 kilos. In the third-place match, she defeated Xin by ippon. It is Canada's first World Cup medal since the rule regarding the repechages was installed. The new rule stipulates that there are no repechages until the quarter-final.
"I'm pleased because it is very difficult to win medals since the new rule was implemented on January 1," said Cotton, now based at the Shidokan Club in Montreal.
"In addition, the field here was very strong with some of the top judokas from South Korea, China and Japan."
Xiuli Yang of China won gold followed by Sayaka Anai of Japan.
Cotton faced four southpaws. She opened with a victory over Joseffine Vostry pinning the German. She then lost by ippon to Kaleima Antomarchi of Cuba before coming back to win by Yuko over Kumiko Horie of Japan and advance to the third-place bout.
"I'm pleased with the medal. The field was strong. It wasn't easy." said Cotton, who competes next week at the Hamburg Grand Prix in Germany.

FONTE: Brandon Sun - Brandon,Manitoba,Canada

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