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Egyptian judoka Darwish finishes 7th at Rio after losing to World Championships silver medalist

Karim Farouk , Thursday 11 Aug 2016
Ramadan Darwish
Ramadan Darwish (EGY) of Egypt and Karl-Richard Frey (GER) of Germany compete. (Reuters)
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Egyptian judoka Ramadan Darwish was out of the Rio Olympic Games on Thursday after losing to 2015 World Championships silver medalist Karl-Richard Frey of Germany.

Darwish, 28, lost by Ippon in the repechage of the 100kg event in 3 minutes and 11 seconds, to Frey who had won the bronze medal in the 2014 World Championships and the silver a year later.

The Egyptian champion has had a tough draw in this event as he defeated Dominic Dugasse of Seychelles in round 32 before taking on Cuban and pan-American champion Jose Armenteros in round 16.

The six-time African Champion stunned Jose Armenteros, the 2014 World Championships silver medalist, by Yuko in 3 minutes.

But then Darwish stumbled against Elmar Gasimov of Azerbaijan by Ippon in the quarter finals before seeing his last hope of a medal fade away against Frey.

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