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Olympic bronze medallist Karina Bryant announces retirement

Karina Bryant won a bronze in the over 78kg judo category at last year's Olympics. Credit: EMPICS Sport

The Camberley judo star Karina Bryant has announced her retirement from the sport, a year to the day she won an Olympic bronze medal. The 34 year-old has not competed since the London Games after undergoing shoulder surgery.

Bryant won 15 medals at World and European Championships and represented Britain at four Olympics. She has been a member of Camberley Judo Club for 21 years.


Judo to be promoted on local level

Enfield Judo Club product and former British international Siobhan O'Neil is leading a judo display during today's event.

The partnership between the British Judo Association, the National Governing Body for the Olympic and Paralympic sport of judo in the UK and the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, has been created to provide judo at Highlands School two days a week, through classes and an after school club.

The Spurs' Foundation will provide judo at a variety of venues across the foundation's catchment area through the Premier league 4 Sport programme which will be linked to their youth club network.

Sports stars encourage youngsters to take up sport

Gemma Gibbons celebrates winning her silver medal for the Women's 78kg Judo at London 2012. Credit: PA

The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation has teamed up with British Judo and Highlands School to create an Olympic legacy in the Clubs community.

Steven Caulker, Tottenham Hotspurs' young defender who competed for Team GB at London 2012, will join Gemma Gibbons to launch the partnership.

Gemma won a silver medal for the Women's 78kg Judo at London 2012. The pair will promote the spirit of the Olympic games and the importance of taking part in sport to students at the school through Q&A sessions.


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Spurs helps develop judo in UK

Two months after London 2012 the Olympic legacy is still in its infancy. But today it takes a small baby step forward.

Judo - one of the UK's minority sports is teaming up with the biggest - football.

Tottenham is using its money and power to help more children take up the martial art.

The partnership will see British judo international Siobban O'Neil coach students in north London twice a week. All this is made possible from funds donated by the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation.