Tokyo Grand Slam: Gemma Gibbons wins historic bronze

Gemma Gibbons
Gibbons won Britain's first Olympic judo medal in 12 years at London 2012

Olympic silver medallist Gemma Gibbons became the first British woman to win a medal at the Tokyo Grand Slam, securing bronze in the season-ending event.

The 28-year-old beat Japan's Ruika Sato in the -78kg fight, winning thanks to a waza-ari in the final 48 seconds.

It was Gibbons' third bronze medal on the Asian Grand Prix tour.

"I have always dreamt of getting a Tokyo Grand Slam medal and I achieved that," she said. "It's great to have won a medal at all three tournaments."

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