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Silver for Andreja Leški at judo worlds

Budapest, 9 June - Slovenian judoka Andreja Leški won the silver medal in the 63kg category at the Judo World Championship on Wednesday, a career highlight for the 24-year-old.

Baku, Azerbaijan
Slovenian judoka Andreja Leški.
Photo: Aleksander Gasser/STA
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The Slovenian held her own against four-time world champion Clarisse Agbegnenou in the grand final, until the French competitor scored a waza-ari one minute before the end, before ending the duel with a final pinning.

Leški, fifth in the world rankings, already won bronze at the European Championship in Lisbon earlier this year.

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