Judo: Owen Livesey wins -81kg gold at Glasgow European Open

Owen Livesey wins gold at Glasgow European Open

Owen Livesey won gold as Great Britain's judo players claimed eight medals at the Glasgow European Open.

The Commonwealth champion beat fellow Brit Tom Reed by ippon in the under-81kg category final.

Philip Awiti-Alcaraz took under-100kg silver and Stuart McWatt, Andy Burns, Frazer Chamberlain, Ben Fletcher and Theodore Spalding-McIntosh won bronze.

As well as the gold medal, Livesey secured 100 ranking points towards qualification for 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Ashley McKenzie, who also won gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, was unable to mark his return to action after injury with a medal.

He lost out on under-60kg bronze by ippon to France's Vincent Manquest.

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