Abe siblings win judo gold in Olympic first

Japan's Abe siblings completed a golden judo double at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, with younger sister Uta winning the women's 52-kilogram division shortly before older brother Hifumi snared the men's 66-kg crown.
Having beaten France's Amandine Buchard for gold, 21-year-old Uta cheered for 23-year-old Hifumi from the edge of the mats, leaping jubilantly as he prevailed over Georgia's Vazha Margvelashvili in the final.
Their victories at Tokyo's historic Nippon Budokan took Japan's gold medal tally to five, including three from judo, and made them the first Japanese brother and sister to capture gold on the same day of Olympic competition.
Uta became the first Japanese gold medalist in her division, as well as its youngest-ever champion, while Hifumi is the first Japanese judoka to win his class since Masato Uchishiba at the 2008 Beijing Games.
"I think we put our names in history, and we were able to change history," Hifumi said.
Abe siblings win judo gold in Olympic first
Hifumi Abe poses with his gold medal. Photo: AP Photo/Vincent Thian
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