TEAM NI: Lisa Kearney secures judo bronze medal in Glasgow

Lisa Kearney during yesterday's contest

Lisa Kearney during yesterday's contest

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Lisa Kearney was the toast of Northern Ireland last night when she won Team NI’s first medal of the Commonwealth Games.

The Belfast woman took a bronze medal in the -52kg women’s judo category in Glasgow after beating Canadian Audree Francis-Methot.

Kearney forced a submission from her opponent with 32 seconds of the contest remaining.

Kearney beat South African number one Sinothanda Mva in her quarter-final but lost to England’s Kelly Edwards in the semi-finals.

The 25-year-old emulates her compatriot Lisa Bradley’s medal-winning performance in judo 12 years ago.