Judo: Adlington bows out of Euros at first hurdle

Sarah Adlington, pictured, lost to Ukraine's Svitlana Iaromka
Sarah Adlington, pictured, lost to Ukraine's Svitlana Iaromka
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Edinburgh judoka Sarah Adlington found the European Championships came along too soon for her in Baku.

The Commonwealth heavyweight champion has only recently returned after injury and fell at the first hurdle to Ukraine’s Svitlana Iaromka, the Baku Grand Slam gold medal winner, in the Over-78kg event.

Edinburgh-based Gemma Gibbons also went out to a Ukrainian athlete, Victoria Turks, in her second match in the Under-78kg event.

The Olympic silver medallist had beaten Madeleine Malonga from France in her first match.