Owen Livesey wins judo gold at Commonwealth Games

Owen Livesey wins judo gold at Commonwealth Games

Owen Livesey wins judo gold at Commonwealth Games

Owen Livesey wins judo gold at Commonwealth Games

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OWEN Livesey has won England's sixth judo gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The 22-year-old defeated his housemate Tom Reed in tonight's final.

Speaking to BBC Sport afterwards, Livesey, of Haresfinch, said: "I’m really happy to be here for a start and I want to thank all my family for coming up supporting me and all the people back at home for messaging me - it is brilliant.

“It is good to beat someone from your own country. It is a tense situation and the pressure builds even more (but) to go and win in the final is great.

“The English team is on a roll. Two of the other lads who I train with at the club in Surrey have both took golds too, and that put a bit extra pressure on me.

“All this goes down to hard work - I’ve moved away and given lot up at home, worked and trained really hard. I’m a great believer in that you only get out what you put in.

“I’ve put a lot in and so the result is what I wanted.

“Everyone here has the aim of Rio in two years, but there are plenty of tournaments and I need to keep up these performances.”

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8:51pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Robbob5 says...

Well done Owen,congratulations on your 6th Gold Medal!
Well done Owen,congratulations on your 6th Gold Medal! Robbob5
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