London 2012: Colin Oates wins judo opener

COLIN Oates got his London 2012 campaign off to a winning start with a convincing victory over Australian Ivo dos Santos.

North Lopham’s Oates received a huge ovation at London’s ExCeL Centre and did not disappoint by scoring two yukos.

The 29-year-old appeared in control from the beginning and his opponent’s negativity cost him two penalty points to earn Oates a yuko inside the final 60 seconds of the five-minute match.

And the Olympic debutant followed it up with another yuko within seconds to end the contest and earn him a last 16 clash with Mongolia’s Tsagaanbaatar Khashbaatar later this morning.

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