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The Olympics have only been underway for a week, but officials are already touting this Judo match to be the biggest Olympic upset of the Rio games.

In this preliminary match we see Zambia's Mathews Punza, who is ranked 112, face the number six ranked Golan Pollack from Israel. Pollack was a heavy favorite for a medal.

The match lasted less than two minutes before Punza pinned Pollack for an ippon.

Unfortunately Punza's good luck didn't last long as he was eliminated by Slovenia's Adrian Gomboc shortly thereafter. But his legacy will live on as the man who beat the odds to dominate a much higher ranked competitor on the biggest stage in the world.


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