American Kayla Harrison won gold in Olympic judo with Great Britain's Gemma Gibbons receives silver.

Olympics judo: GB's Gemma Gibbons secures -78kg silver

American Kayla Harrison won gold in Olympic judo with Great Britain's Gemma Gibbons receives silver.

BBC Sport - Olympics judo: Great Britain's Karina Bryant wins bronze medal

Olympics judo: Great Britain's Karina Bryant wins bronze medal

BBC Sport - Olympics judo: Great Britain's Karina Bryant wins bronze medal

UK judoka Gemma Gibbons wins silver - Gemma Gibbons has become Great Britain's first Olympic judo medallist for 12 years, despite losing her gold medal match to American Kayla Harrison.  The London-born judoka had to settle for silver as Harrison landed two yuko scores in the -78kg final.

Olympics judo: GB's Gemma Gibbons secures -78kg silver

UK judoka Gemma Gibbons wins silver - Gemma Gibbons has become Great Britain's first Olympic judo medallist for 12 years, despite losing her gold medal match to American Kayla Harrison. The London-born judoka had to settle for silver as Harrison landed two yuko scores in the -78kg final.

Olympics judo: Gemma Gibbons puts silver lining on judo showing.  While most of the crowd remained trained on Gibbons, Harrison, the first American to win judo gold at an Olympics, clambered into the crowd to share the moment with coaches, support staff and loved ones.

Olympics judo: Gemma Gibbons puts silver lining on judo showing

Olympics judo: Gemma Gibbons puts silver lining on judo showing. While most of the crowd remained trained on Gibbons, Harrison, the first American to win judo gold at an Olympics, clambered into the crowd to share the moment with coaches, support staff and loved ones.

Sally Conway and Megan Fletcher of Great Britain in action during training prior to the London 2012 Olympic Judo test event at the ExCel on December 2, 2011 in London, England.

Sally Conway and Megan Fletcher Photos Photos: Judo & Taekwondo London 2012 Olympic Test Event Media Opportunity

Sally Conway and Megan Fletcher of Great Britain in action during training prior to the London 2012 Olympic Judo test event at the ExCel on December 2, 2011 in London, England.

Gemma Gibbons has won silver medal for Team GB in Judo.  She's become Great Britain's first Olympic judo medallist for 12 years.    She was up against American KAYLA HARRISON (Gold medal) in the final, and Gibbons had to settle for silver after Harrison landed two yuko scores.

Gemma Gibbons has won silver medal for Team GB in Judo. She's become Great Britain's first Olympic judo medallist for 12 years. She was up against American KAYLA HARRISON (Gold medal) in the final, and Gibbons had to settle for silver after Harrison landed two yuko scores.

USA's Kayla Harrison (in white) competes against Gemma Gibbons of Great Britain for the gold medal during the women's 78-kg judo competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London. Harrison won the gold and Gibbons won the silver.  She is the first American to earn an Olympic gold medal in judo    #olympics, #judo, #london2012

USA's Kayla Harrison (in white) competes against Gemma Gibbons of Great Britain for the gold medal during the women's 78-kg judo competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London. Harrison won the gold and Gibbons won the silver. She is the first American to earn an Olympic gold medal in judo #olympics, #judo, #london2012

Great Britain's Austin Jones and Tom Johnson grapple during a training session ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Judo test event at the ExCelPhotograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

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Great Britain's Austin Jones and Tom Johnson grapple during a training session ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Judo test event at the ExCelPhotograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

ROYAL MARINE JUDOKA LOSES TO RUSSIAN CHAMPION Royal Marine and UK Olympic judoka Chris Sherrington has been knocked out of the London 2012 Olympic judo +100kg category by three times world gold medallist Alexander Mikhaylin of Russia. Chris, 28, was the first heavyweight in 20 years to represent Great Britain at any Olympic games, competing in the men’s +100kg category this morning at 9.30am.

ROYAL MARINE JUDOKA LOSES TO RUSSIAN CHAMPION Royal Marine and UK Olympic judoka Chris Sherrington has been knocked out of the London 2012 Olympic judo +100kg category by three times world gold medallist Alexander Mikhaylin of Russia. Chris, 28, was the first heavyweight in 20 years to represent Great Britain at any Olympic games, competing in the men’s +100kg category this morning at 9.30am.

ROYAL MARINE JUDOKA LOSES TO RUSSIAN CHAMPION Royal Marine and UK Olympic judoka Chris Sherrington has been knocked out of the London 2012 Olympic judo +100kg category by three times world gold medallist Alexander Mikhaylin of Russia. Chris, 28, was the first heavyweight in 20 years to represent Great Britain at any Olympic games, competing in the men’s +100kg category this morning at 9.30am.

ROYAL MARINE JUDOKA LOSES TO RUSSIAN CHAMPION Royal Marine and UK Olympic judoka Chris Sherrington has been knocked out of the London 2012 Olympic judo +100kg category by three times world gold medallist Alexander Mikhaylin of Russia. Chris, 28, was the first heavyweight in 20 years to represent Great Britain at any Olympic games, competing in the men’s +100kg category this morning at 9.30am.

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