British Judo dominate Samoa World Cup with 12-medal haul

British Judo dominated the Samoa World Cup as every athlete won a medal to clinch a table-topping 12-medal haul in Apia.  

The team clinched five gold, four silver and three bronze medals to surge to the top of the medal table ahead of Russia. 

Olympian Ashley McKenzie took gold in the -60kg category as he won all three fights by ippon including a 25 second triumph in the final against Russian Robert Mshvidobadze

In the same category Graham Trinder won bronze with victory by ippon against Australian Tom Pappas.

Olympian Colin Oates, who finished seventh in London, took -66kg silver after losing out to Russian Kamal Khan-Magomedov in the final.

Patrick Dawson clinched -73kg bronze with a win by ippon against Hong Kong’s Chi Hang Wu.

Tom Davis captured -81kg silver after losing out to Russian Murat Khabachirov in the final.

Matt Purssey won -90kg gold with three wins by ippon en route to a victory in the final against Russian Grigorii Sulemin.

In the same category Andrew Burns clinched bronze with a win against Australian Sebastian Temesi.

Olympian Chris Sherrington took silver after losing out in the -100kg final of Russian Renat Saidov.

Sisters Kimberley and Louise Renicks both won gold as they triumphed in the -48kg and -52kg categories respectively.

Connie Ramsey took -57kg silver after being bested by South Korean Kyung-Ok Kim.

Olympian Gemma Howell eased to -63kg gold with three victories by ippon including in the final against American Hannah Martin.

The British Judo delegation of Ashley McKenzie, Colin Oates, Tom Davis and Gemma Howell now move on to China for the Qingdao Grand Prix this weekend as part of a round the world tour