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Commonwealth Games: Renicks sisters strike double judo gold

Kimberley Renicks won hosts Scotland's first gold medal of the 2014 Commonwealth Games on Thursday (July 24) when she claimed the women's under-48kg judo title with victory over India's Sushila Likmabam.

GLASGOW: Kimberley Renicks won hosts Scotland's first gold medal of the 2014 Commonwealth Games on Thursday (July 24) when she claimed the women's under-48kg judo title with victory over India's Sushila Likmabam.

Renicks scored an ippon throw to take gold. In the bronze medal contests, Amy Meyer of Australia defeated Onoh-Obasi Okey of Barbados while compatriot Chloe Rayner beat Marcelle Monabang of Cameroon.

Kimberley's sister Louise then completed a family double with victory over Kelly Edwards in the under-52kg final, with the English fighter disqualified after collecting four penalties.

Both women were cautioned by the referee for various infringements, which now include leaving the yellow combat zone.

There were just three seconds left of regulation time when Edwards picked up a fourth shido, for a false attack, handing gold to the Scot.

Northern Ireland secured a first bronze medal of the Games as Lisa Kearney, who fights out of Edinburgh, beat Canada's Audree Francis-Methot.

Kalpana Thoudam of India took the other bronze, defeating Mauritius judoka Christianne Blegentil.

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