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Olympic judo medal hero Gibbons poised for Sheffield return
1:36pm Wednesday 9th January 2013 in Latest Sport
CHARLTON Olympic medal hero Gemma Gibbons returns to action at the 2013 British judo championships later this month in Sheffield.
Gibbons, who turned 26 on Sunday, captured the hearts of the nation with a heroic silver medal win to send shockwaves through the sport in front of Prime Minister David Cameron and Russian President and judo eighth Dan Vladimir Putin.
The Londoner will compete in a -78kg category which is brimming with talent and includes Wales’ Adu Dhabi Grand Prix silver medallist Natalie Powell and Commonwealth champion Caroline Kinnane.
“I’m really looking forward to returning after my time out through injury and it’ll be great to return in front of a home crowd,” she said.
Gibbons will be in action at EIS Sheffield on January 20.
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