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London 2012: Road named after medallist Karina Bryant

Karina Bryant at the London 2012 Olympics
Image caption Karina Bryant said winning her bronze medal at the London 2012 Olympics was an "amazing" day

A bronze medallist in the London 2012 Olympics has had a road named in her honour in her home county of Surrey.

Karina Bryant, who trains at Camberley Judo Club, won Team GB's second judo medal beating Iryna Kindzerska of Ukraine in the +78kg category.

Bryant Close is on a new development of houses in Frimley.

"It's a bit bizarre," said Ms Bryant. "I had aims and goals to get Olympic medals but to have a close named after me is pretty special."

She said winning her medal, on 3 August, at her fourth Olympic Games, was an "amazing" day.

"It was quite a surreal moment afterwards," she said.

"It hadn't really sunk in until I was waiting in the tunnel to go out and get my medal.

"All of a sudden Chariots of Fire came on and I just turned into a blubbering wreck."

Since the games she has been recovering from injuries to her neck and shoulder and has undergone two operations.

"Unfortunately I had quite a serious neck injury going into the games which I had for about 12 months before," she said.

"I have actually spent the last eight or nine months very frustrated, just recovering from two quite big operations."

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