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JUDO: Sarah Clark claims Judo gold for Scotland

Scotland's Sarah Clark (left) on her way to beating Helene Wezeu Dombeu in the Women's under-63kg Judo

Scotland's Sarah Clark (left) on her way to beating Helene Wezeu Dombeu in the Women's under-63kg Judo

Sarah Clark won Commonwealth Games gold for Scotland in the under-63kg division when she beat Helene Wezeu Dombeu of Cameroon.

The 36-year-old Clark – a former European champion who won silver when judo was last in the Commonwealth Games at Manchester 2002 showed no mercy as she quickly delivered victory with an armlock submission to claim a third judo gold for Scotland following the Renicks sisters’ success at the SECC venue on Thursday.

England teenager Katie-Jemima Yeats-Brown secured a bronze medal when she beat Canadian Beatrice Valois Fortier, the defeated semi-finalist, with a 25-second hold-down ippon score. Essex judoka Faith Pitman quickly followed suit after a waza-ari throw beat Australian Katharina Haecker.

Danny Williams won gold for England at under-73kgs when he defeated New Zealander Adrian Leat.

The 25-year-old Camberley fighter was only called up in the week before competition started in Glasgow following injury to Ben Fletcher.

Williams, a London 2012 Olympian, recorded an early Waza-ari score to take control of the contest and shower good composure to see out the biggest victory of his career so far.

There was no home nation success in the bronze medal contests as Scotland’s Patrick Dawson lost out to Australian Jake Bensted while Nothern Ireland judoka Eoin Fleming was beaten by Jacques van Zyl.

 

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