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Britain's Burton claims Judo gold

ESPN staff
October 21, 2013

Euan Burton claimed the gold medal at the European Judo Open in Glasgow in the -100Kg category after overcoming fellow Briton Ben Fletcher in the final.

Burton left the -81kg category after London 2012 by moving up a weight division.

"It's nice to win a medal here in Glasgow ahead of the Commonwealth Games," Scot Burton said.

"I've fought Ben a couple of times, mainly more for fun in Randori, but he's a really good judo player - up and coming and somebody the British public should definitely be looking out for in the future. To be fighting him in the final is good for the health of British judo."

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