ST HELENS judoka Lucy Renshall won silver at the weekend’s Paris Grand Slam (-63kg category) in what was her first competition following the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Renshall entered the competition seeded second and following an opening round bye, defeated Nadja Bazynski (GER) and Renata Zachova (CZE) to win her Pool.

An armlock in the semi-final against Manon Deketer (FRA) saw Renshall book her place in the final to face 2019 World Championship -70kg silver medallist Barbara Timo (POR).

With the score level at the end of the regulatory 4-minutes, the contest entered Golden Score.

Timo registered a waza-ari score to win her first Grand Slam gold medal, meaning Renshall had to settle for silver.

Renshall said: “Getting a medal at the Paris Grand Slam is amazing.

“It was a tough day, especially being the first one after the Olympics and having some time off but I am happy to be back fighting and getting results and I'm looking forwards to the next one, to hopefully do one better.

“Thank you to British Judo and UK Sport for making this all possible.”