London 2012: Colin Oates’ judo medal hopes end in repechage

COLIN Oates lost to World Championship bronze medallist Cho Jun-Ho in the men’s under-66kg repechage at the London 2012 Olympics.

Having beaten former world champion Tsagaanbaatar Khashbaatar earlier in the day to reach the quarter-finals, Oates lost in the last eight to Georgian Lasha Shavdatuashvili.

The 29-year-old, from North Lopham, near Diss, had a chance to fight for bronze by coming through a repechage contest with South Korea’s Cho Jun-Ho, but Britain’s hope ran out of steam, going down by two yukos.

Read more in Friday’s Diss Express.