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100 per cent record for judo's host nation


The English judo team finished with a 100 per cent record after the preliminary rounds of the preliminary categories.

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Craig Fallon, James Warren, Clare Lynch and Georgie Singleton all looked convincing in their respective weight categories and go into the evening semi-finals with high hopes.

The big surprise of the afternoon session came when Scottish medal hope John Buchanan was knocked out of the tournament by Fallon in the 60kgs first round, and then by Jean Claude Cameroun, Fallon's second victim, in the repechage.

Fallon sustained a cut to the head against Buchanan and again had to have it treated while fighting Cameroun, but will have time to get it stitched properly before the semi-final.

The menís -66kg category went to form, with both James Warren and David Somerville of Scotland reaching the semi-finals, and looking likely to meet each other in the final.

In the womenís competition Clare Lynch won both her bouts in convincing style in the -48kg category and looks in good shape to reach the final, while Georgie Singleton is also on course for a medal in the -52kg category.

The other menís semi-finalists are: (-60kg) Daniel Simard (CAN), Gary Cole (WAL) and Akram Shah (IND); (-66kg) Timothy Davies (WAL) and Bhupinder Singh (IND).

The other womenís semi-finalists are: (-48kg) Fiona Robertson (SCO), Carolyne Lepage (CAN) and Alice Livinus (NGR); (-52kg) Sue Crofts (WAL), Lisa Bradley (NIR) and Aminata Sall (CAN).

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