Day one World Championship recap

Ashley McKenzie was in action for British Judo on the opening day of the IJF World Championships in Budapest.

McKenzie defeated 3x African Championship bronze medallist Younes Saddiki (MAR) in the opening round. McKenzie recovered from being a score down early in the contest to win in Golden Score by a left ouchi gari.

McKenzie faced former Asian Junior Champion Kubanychbek Aibek-Uulu (KGZ) in the second round. McKenzie was the dominant fighter for the majority of the contest but was unfortunately awarded a 3rd penalty shido in Golden Score and was disqualified from the competition.

Tomorrow sees Chelsie Giles, who is seeded 3rd, compete. She will face Charne Griesel (RSA) in the second round after an opening round bye.

Preliminary Rounds start at 09:00am (BST) with Final Block scheduled to commence at 16:00 (BST) on each competition day.

British Judo will bring you a recap of how all your British fighters perform each day and you can follow the action on the British Judo social media channels. You can also watch the action live on the British Judo homepage.