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Camberley's Karina Bryant eyes World Judo gold

Karina Bryant
Bryant has competed at three Olympic Games

Surrey judo fighter Karina Bryant is eyeing a gold medal in her final World Championships in France this month.

The 32-year-old from Camberley has previously won five silver medals at the tournament.

She told BBC Surrey: "I've always wanted a gold but unfortunately someone has always been standing in my way.

"I'll go out there and give it my best shot. I'd like to see if I can sort that out, then the next step is an Olympic medal next year."

Bryant, who competes in the +78kg category, is continuing her comeback after suffering a neck injury last year.

"I've spent a lot of this year in rehabilitation but have managed to have a couple of successful run-outs in the last few months," she added.

"The Worlds will be a good test for my neck and my condition after rehab.

"I've not fought some of the top girls at this weight this year. I want to see where I am against them in a realistic situation."

The World Championships run from 23-27 August in Paris.

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