Commonwealth Games: Team England claim five judo medals with golds for Daniel Powell and Lachlan Moorhead


Powell, from Walsall, took a golden rating win over Gambia’s Faye Njie to say the -73kg title at Coventry Enviornment, whereas Moorhead beat Canada’s Gauthier Drapeau within the males’s -81kg division.

England received a complete of 5 medals, with Gemma Howell taking silver within the -63kg class and bronze medals for Katie-Jemima Yeats-Brown and Kelly Peterson-Pollard, whereas Jasmine Hacker-Jones of Wales additionally received bronze.

The 32-year-old Howell was denied a fairy-tale comeback after shedding by golden rating to Canada’s Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard.

Nevertheless Howell, who has endured 10 operations as a result of her sport and nearly retired after lacking out on a spot on the Rio Olympics in 2016, mentioned she was happy with her achievement in reaching the rostrum.

“We’ve fought already this 12 months and it went to eight minutes, so I all the time knew it was going to be an in depth combat,” mentioned Howell.

“It’s all the time been neck-and-neck – final time it was my flip, this time she obtained the win. I’d have most popular it on the Commonwealths however I attempted my finest.

“My profession has been a curler coaster. I believed I’d stop in 2016, so I don’t understand how I managed to maintain going, however I did.”

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