London 2012 silver medallist Gemma Gibbons retires – BBC Sport

Gibbons, who’s married to Scottish two-time world bronze medallist Euan Burton, unsuccessful to be eligible for a Rio 2016.

Rather Wales’ Natalie Powell was Britain’s representative within the weight division, finishing seventh.

Gibbons famously marked her Olympic victory by mouthing ‘thank you mum’ in memory of her mother who died in 2004 after having suffered from leukaemia.

British judoka Gemma Gibbons, who won a -78kg silver medal at London 2012, has upon the market at age 30.

She’s even the only British women to win a medal in the Tokyo, japan Grand Slam after going for a bronze within the esteemed season-ender in 2015.

“I can not let you know that much I have loved getting the task ‘judo player’ however i feel I have because of the sport I really like everything I must give.

“Medals, the very best recollections and buddies, or even a husband, Personally i think very lucky.

“I will be wishing to talk about the great sport which has helped shape me in to the person I’m today using the many youthful people I encounter.”

“I am searching toward my next career like a PE teacher,” stated Gibbons.

“At age six, initially when i first walked to the pad, I could not have dreamed that which was in the future.

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