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Lisa Kearney bags Northern Ireland's first medal at Commonwealth Games

Updated: Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 20:55 | Comments

Audree Francis-Methot of Canada competes with Lisa Kearney (R)
Audree Francis-Methot of Canada competes with Lisa Kearney (R)

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

Kearney fights in the under-52kgs Judo division and represented Ireland at the London 2012 Olympic games.

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

Louise Renicks completed the family double with victory over Kelly Edwards in the under-52kgs final, with the English fighter disqualified after collecting four penalties.

Her sister Kimberley had earlier won the under 48kg gold.

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