Judoka Gemma Gibbons wins historic bronze medal at Tokyo Grand Slam

06 December 2015

University of Bath graduate Gemma Gibbons became the first British woman ever to medal at the year-ending Tokyo Grand Slam as she won a superb bronze on Sunday.

The London 2012 Olympic silver-medallist, who studied Sports Performance, twice produced exciting comeback victories before defeating home favourite Ruika Sato in the -78kg bronze-medal match.

“I am really pleased with that result,” said Gibbons. “I have always dreamt of getting a Tokyo Grand Slam medal and today I achieved that.

“It’s great to have medalled at all three tournaments on the Asia tour, a nice end to the year.”

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