Argentina became the first country of the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) to win a medal in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, as judoka Paula Pareto became Olympic champion in the 48 kg division last Saturday, the first official competition day.

The Argentine judoka won gold after defeating South Korean Bo-Kyeong Jeong. It is the second medal in her Olympic history.

The medal won by Argentina is the first gold medal for Latin America so far.

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