Sarah Clarke wins Commonwealth gold in judo final

Sarah Clarke. Pic: Phil Wilkinson

Sarah Clarke. Pic: Phil Wilkinson

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EDINBURGH’S Sarah Clark has won Commonwealth Games gold for Scotland in the women’s under-63kg judo final.

The 36-year-old - a former European champion who won silver when judo was last in the Commonwealth Games at Manchester 2002 - showed no mercy as she quickly delivered victory with an armlock submission to claim a third judo gold for Scotland following the Renicks sisters’ success at the SECC venue on Thursday.

England teenager Katie-Jemima Yeats-Brown secured a bronze medal when she beat Canadian Beatrice Valois Fortier, the defeated semi-finalist, with a 25-second hold-down ippon score. Essex judoka Faith Pitman quickly followed suit after a waza-ari throw beat Australian Katharina Haecker.