Olympic silver medallist Gemma Gibbons became the initial British lady to win a medal at the Tokyo Grand Slam, securing bronze in the season-ending occasion.
The 28-year-old beat Japan’s Ruika Sato in the -78kg fight, winning thanks to a waza-ari in the final 48 seconds.
It was Gibbons’ third bronze medal on the Asian Grand Prix tour.
“I have often dreamt of getting a Tokyo Grand Slam medal and I accomplished that,” she said. “It’s wonderful to have won a medal at all three tournaments.”