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Gemma Gibbons wins judo silver

Gemma Gibbons has won a silver medal in the women's judo 78kg category. USA's Kayla Harrison won gold.

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Gemma Gibbons reveals judo bruises that won her silver

Gemma Gibbons overturned the odds after coming into the Games ranked 42 in the world. Credit: Twitter/@Euan_Burton

Team GB judo star Gemma Gibbons has revealed the bruises she endured to claim a remarkable Olympic silver medal in her home city.

The south Londoner's boyfriend Euan Burton, a fellow Team GB judo fighter, tweeted the picture, showing Gemma's left hand blackened by the impact of her Games campaign.

Confirming that Gemma's hand was "pretty sore," Burton added his admiration at her stunning achievement, saying, "She won silver fighting four of five fights like this!"

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