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Romanian judokas Alina Dumitru and Corina Caprioriu ranked third in the 48 and 54-kilo event respectively at the Dusseldorf, Germany, Grand Prix Judo. The contest, offering USD 100,000 in prizes, invited former German football great Lothar Matthaus to hand in the awards to crowning Olympic Champion and bronze holder Alina Dumitru, and the other two medal winners – Japanese judokas Tomoko Fukumi – gold, and Haruna Asami – silver.
Tire kills fan at drag race
A spectator died after being hit by a tire from a crashing dragster at the N.H.R.A. Arizona Nationals in Chandler on Monday, New York Times informs. The woman, who was not identified, was watching a run at Firebird International Raceway when Antron Brown’s dragster went out of control on the strip and its left rear tire and wheel came off. The woman died at a Phoenix-area hospital. Brown was not hurt.