Another exciting day for Team Scotland Judo at  Coventry Arena as Sarah Adlington retains her Commonwealth title winning Gold in the +78kg and Rachel Tytler winning Bronze in the -78kg at her first ever Games.

Sarah Adlington managed to retain her title as Commonwealth Game +78kg Champion! The first Scottish Judoka to retain a Commonwealth title, beating Tulika Maan of India in the final. She wins this title 8 years after years on since she first claimed it in Glasgow in 2014!

A fantastic start to the day for Sarah, beating Dianah Kana of Kenya by Nippon in the quarter-final. Sarah was able to secure her place in the +78kg finals by beating Abigail Paduch of Australia with a Waza-Ari.

It was a tough start to the day for Rachel Tytler (-78kg) as she lost out to England’s Emma Reid, who would later win gold, in the first round of the contest. However, she was able to make a come back in the repechage as she beat Hayley Mackay of New Zealand by Ippon taking her into the bronze medal fight. Moving into the Bronze medal fight Rachel faced Coralie Godbout of Canada, where she won by ippon within the first 30 seconds. An incredible achievement for this Commonwealth debutant.

It was also a difficult first round for Andrew McWatt in the +100kg as he lost out to Australia’s Liam Park. Moving into the repechage he was able to beat Giannis Antoniou of Cyprus by ippon moving him into the bronze medal fight. Unfortunately, Andrew closely missed out on a bronze medal losing out to Sebastien Perrinne of Mauritius by a Waza-Ari.

That marks the end of the Judo for Birmingham 2022. We would like to congratulate all Scottish Judoka on the tremendous achievement of qualifying for the team and their performance throughout the tournament. All 11 Judoka have done Scotland proud!