Gemma Gibbons (in the blue) become Great Britain's first Olympic judo (Women's 78Kg) medallist for 12 years

Gemma Gibbons (in the blue) become Great Britain's first Olympic judo (Women's 78Kg) medallist for 12 years

Bronze medallist Great Britain’s Sally Conway celebrates on the podium of the women’s -70kg judo contest of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 10, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Toshifumi KITAMURATOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images

Rio Olympics: Phelps wins gold again and Simone Manuel makes history – as it happened

Bronze medallist Great Britain’s Sally Conway celebrates on the podium of the women’s -70kg judo contest of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 10, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Toshifumi KITAMURATOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images

Kayla Harrison of the United States celebrates after winning her match against Gemma Gibbons of Great Britain for the United States’ first Olympic gold medal in judo during the women’s 78-kg judo competition.

Kayla Harrison of the United States celebrates after winning her match against Gemma Gibbons of Great Britain for the United States’ first Olympic gold medal in judo during the women’s 78-kg judo competition.

In This Photo:   Gemma Gibbons,   Kayla Harrison  Kayla Harrison of the United States (white) and Gemma Gibbons of Great Britain compete in the Women's -78 kg Judo on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 2, 2012 in London, England.        (document.write(LocalTime.getMDY('August 01, 2012 16:00'));August 1, 20122012-08-01 16:00:00 - Source: Laurence Griffiths/Getty

Kayla Harrison Photostream

In This Photo: Gemma Gibbons, Kayla Harrison Kayla Harrison of the United States (white) and Gemma Gibbons of Great Britain compete in the Women's -78 kg Judo on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 2, 2012 in London, England. (document.write(LocalTime.getMDY('August 01, 2012 16:00'));August 1, 20122012-08-01 16:00:00 - Source: Laurence Griffiths/Getty

London 2012 Olympics - Gemma Gibbons : Great Britain & N. Ireland, Judo

London 2012 Olympics - Gemma Gibbons : Great Britain & N. Ireland, Judo

Kayla Harrison Captures 1st-Ever USA Olympic Women's Judo Gold Medal: Forms of judo have been contested in the Summer Olympics since 1964, and women have competed since 1992, but no American had ever managed to capture a gold medal. That is no longer the case, however, as Kayla Harrison defeated Great Britain's Gemma Gibbons 2-0 in the women's half heavyweight final to take gold on Thursday. Harrison won gold at the World Championships in 2010, so she was certainly among the...

Kayla Harrison Captures 1st-Ever USA Olympic Women's Judo Gold Medal

Kayla Harrison Captures 1st-Ever USA Olympic Women's Judo Gold Medal: Forms of judo have been contested in the Summer Olympics since 1964, and women have competed since 1992, but no American had ever managed to capture a gold medal. That is no longer the case, however, as Kayla Harrison defeated Great Britain's Gemma Gibbons 2-0 in the women's half heavyweight final to take gold on Thursday. Harrison won gold at the World Championships in 2010, so she was certainly among the...

Sally Conway, Natalie Powell, Alice Schlesinger, Nekoda Smythe-Davis, Ashley McKenzie and Colin Oates of Great Britain pose for a picture during an announcement of judo athletes named in Team GB for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at British Judo Centre of Excellence on June 16, 2016 in Walsall, England.

Sally Conway, Natalie Powell, Alice Schlesinger, Nekoda Smythe-Davis, Ashley McKenzie and Colin Oates of Great Britain pose for a picture during an announcement of judo athletes named in Team GB for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at British Judo Centre of Excellence on June 16, 2016 in Walsall, England.

Gemma Gibbons celebrates another GB Medal in London

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

Gemma Gibbons celebrates another GB Medal in London

Kayla Harrison, 22-year-old from the US, earned the first gold medal in the sport of judo for the United States by defeating Great Britain’s Gemma Gibbons in the 78kg.

London Olympics: It's a golden age for American women at Games

Kayla Harrison, 22-year-old from the US, earned the first gold medal in the sport of judo for the United States by defeating Great Britain’s Gemma Gibbons in the 78kg.

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