European Open: Sally Conway and Gemma Howell win judo gold

Scotland's Sally Conway
Sally Conway sealed the second gold medal of her career at the European Open in Glasgow

Scotland's Sally Conway and England's Gemma Howell won gold for Britain at judo's European Open in Glasgow.

Conway made amends for her early World Championship exit to Jennifer Pitzanti in August when she defeated the Italian by yuko in the under-70kg final.

Howell also secured gold on her return from injury in the under-63kg division.

Connie Ramsay and Sarah Adlington secured bronze medals for GB in the under-57kg and over-78kg divisions.

Conway won bronze at the Commonwealth Games in the same city earlier this year and the judoka said she had enjoyed her victory over her Italian opponent.

"The last time that we met I was only on the mat for 15,20 seconds, so obviously I wanted to put in a good performance," said the London 2012 Olympian.

"I'm delighted with this medal. It is great to be back in Glasgow performing. I heard my dad in the audience and with everyone cheering your name it is a really nice feeling to overcome the nerves I may have felt in the past."

Howell, who beat fellow GB athlete Jodie Mullen by ippon to reach the final, overcame Sweden's Emma Barkeling to win gold.

"I would like to thank everyone for putting up with me while I've been injured and it is great to be back," said Howell.

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