London 2012: Colin Oates into judo quarter-finals

COLIN Oates reached the quarter-finals of the men’s under-66kg judo competition at London 2012 with a dramatic win over one the favourites.

The 29-year-old from North Lopham was not expected to get past Tsagaanbaatar Khashbaatar, one of the favourites for gold, in their round of 16 match, but Oates hit the winning yuko score inside the final 10 seconds to earn victory.

His counter-attack on the Mongolian produced a delirious reaction from the vociferous crowd at London’s ExCeL Centre, with Oates due back shortly for his quarter-final clash against David Larose or Lasha Shavdatuashvili.

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