Judo - Iliadis triples up as Aguiar stuns Tcheumeo

Greece's judoka Ilias Iliadis celebrates after winning the gold medal during the under 90 kg final at the IJF World Judo Championship in Chelyabinsk on August 29, 2013. AFP PHOTO / VASILY MAXIMOV (AFP Photo/VASILY MAXIMOV)
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- Greek star Ilias Iliadis claimed his third world title in the under-90kg category in Chelyabinsk on Friday as Brazilian Mayra Aguiar and Colombian Yuri Alvear won gold in the women's under-78kg and under-70kg divisions respectively.

Iliadis is one of the biggest stars in judo due to his all-action attacking style and he didn't disappoint as he stormed to the gold medal, defeating Hungary's Krisztian Toth in the final.

The Georgian-born Greek, who changed his name from Jarji Zviadauri when he moved to Greece, first announced himself to the world as a precocious teenager when he won Olympic gold in Athens in 2004.

However, it was six years before he would win another major title.

But he won back-to-back world titles in 2010 and 2011 and having taken bronze at the London Games has now earnt his third world crown, throwing Toth for ippon after just two minutes of the final.

AFP