European Judo Championships: Britain's Colin Oates wins silver

Britain's Colin Oates (top)
Oates (top) had already secured qualification for the Rio Olympic Games

Britain's Colin Oates took -66kg silver at the European Judo Championships after defeat by Georgia's Vazha Margvelashvili in Kazan, Russia.

Oates, 32, beat Slovenian Adrian Gomboc in the semi-finals but came up short against Margvelashvili in the final.

Fellow Briton Nekoda Davis, 22, lost to Nora Gjakova of Kosova in the -57kg bronze-medal match.

Ashley McKenzie, 26, lost to eventual champion Walide Khyar of France in round two of the men's -60kg.

"It was a really good day today," Oates told British Judo.external-link

"Amazing that I can still feel gutted though because I felt I had the chance to become European champion and missed it.

"That being said it's great reinforcement ahead of the Games and to take another European medal is a great achievement."