Nartey wins World Cup gold

26 November 2009

Team Bath judo player Emmanuel Nartey has won his first World Cup title, taking gold at Apia in Samoa.

Nartey beat Chinese fighter Qindong Zeng in the under-73kg class final to win the title.

Nartey, who serves in the British Army and represents Ghana, was trailing the Chinese player with 30 seconds of the final remaining – but then threw him for a contest-winning Ippon score.

“It’s the first time I’ve won a World Cup,” said Nartey. “It’s come at a really good time for me and has really picked my confidence up.”

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