Russia's Beslan Mudranov defeated Kazakhstan's Yeldos Smetov in the final of the men's 60kg division. The 30 year-old Mudranov is of Kabardin-Balkar descent and is the two-time European Judo Champion.
Nina Byzantina (@NinaByzantina) August 6, 2016
Coming into the week many wondered whether fierce Russian athletes like Mudranov would be allowed to participate after the IOC sought to ban all participation by the country's athletes in connection to a doping scandal. What would have been an across the board punishment of athletes by association was criticized as using "sport as war" against Russia.