Commonwealth Games: Daniel Powell and Lachlan Moorhed win judo golds for England

2022 Commonwealth Games
Hosts: Birmingham Dates: 28 July to 8 August
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England's Daniel Powell and Lachlan Moorhead took Commonwealth gold as the host nation claimed five judo medals on Tuesday.

Walsall's Powell delighted a raucous crowd at Coventry Arena with a nail-biting men's -73kg golden score win over The Gambia's Faye Njie.

"To have the crowd, I didn't want to disappoint them," said Powell. "They were the reason I won."

Moorhead defeated Canadian Francois Gauthier Drapeau in the men's -81kg.

He dedicated his gold medal to his father, who was celebrating his birthday.

"My dad was my first coach. I'm sending out a birthday message to him," Moorhead said. "He hates birthdays and presents, but he can't be mad at me today."

Gemma Howell took silver as Katie-Jemima Yeats-Brown and Kelly Petersen-Pollard won bronze.

"My career has been a rollercoaster; I thought I'd quit in 2016 and I don't know how I managed to keep going, but I did," said Howell, 32.

"I couldn't be more grateful to those who kept me going as this year I've ticked off three of my career goals."

Wales' Jasmine Hacker-Jones also clinched bronze in the women's -63kg, beating Cameroon's Audrey Jeanette Etoua Biock by ippon.

There was disappointment for Northern Ireland trio Eoin Fleming, Rachael Hawkes and Joshua Green as they all lost their bronze medal matches.

European champion Howell initially enjoyed the better of her final against Canada's Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard, but she could not find a way to end the contest with her opponent forcing a brilliant golden score win.

It was a second Commonwealth bronze for Yeats-Brown, eight years on from her first in Glasgow, as she defeated Northern Ireland's Hawkes by ippon in the women's -70g.

Peterson-Pollard claimed the other bronze in that category with a win by ippon over Joy Oluchi Asonye of Nigeria.

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