Judo: Defeats for Adlington and Dawson in Tashkent

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Edinburgh judoka and Commonwealth champion Sarah Adlington suffered a first-round loss at the Tashkent Grand Prix in Uzbekistan, going down to Poland’s Katarzyna Furmanek.

Club-mate Patrick Dawson also went out in the first round, losing to China’s Shuai Sun in the men’s 
middleweight division.

There was some success for Great Britain in the women’s Under-78kg event, England’s Natalie Powell taking gold and Edinburgh-based Gemma Gibbons winning bronze.