Scotland’s Judo team added two more medals – Gold and Bronze – to take their impressive haul to eight in two days.
Sarah Clark took Gold in the -63kg category with an impressive run of Ippon wins in front of another packed home crowd.
Sarah said: “It feels a bit surreal to be honest. It’s been a long time coming but now it’s here I’m so happy. Self motivation gets you doing this sport at home and on the mat but the crowd here brings additional motivation. It adds a bit of pressure too but it’s how you deal with that when it counts that matters. The last 10 months have been building up to this. As I started getting better and fitter again I knew I wanted this and I’m just so happy to have done it.”
Sally Conway (-70kg) fought hard in the semi-final, but lost out to the eventual winner. In the Bronze medal match, she attacked from the start to outmanoeuvre her opponent and claim Bronze.
Sally said: “It’s really helped push through today. I was so gutted about the semi-final that I’ve really had to try to pick myself back up again for the bronze fight and without the crowd and the support of my coaches and family and team-mates I don’t think I would have been able to do it today. It was tough but I’m really happy I fought the way I did in the bronze fight to get that Bronze medal.”
The other judoka in action was Patrick Dawson (-73kg), who fought through a tough draw to make the Bronze medal match in the Repercharge. In a tough contest Patrick lost out after being caught by a throw from the Australian competitor.
Judo concludes on Saturday at the SECC.
Photo Credit: Rob Hardie