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Falconwood schoolgirl Gemma Gibbons brings medal to first judo club

PUBLISHED: 12:01 21 August 2012

Gemma Gibbons shows off her medal with fellow fighter and boyfriend Euan Burton

Gemma Gibbons shows off her medal with fellow fighter and boyfriend Euan Burton

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Former Falconwood schoolgirl Gemma Gibbons returned to her first judo club to show off her Olympic silver medal while trying to inspire the next generation of fighters.

The 25-year-old, who went to what is now Harris Academy Falconwood, brought along her silver medal to show excited youngsters at Blackheath Judo Club on Wednesday of last week (August 15).

Mick Murphy, who was her first coach, said: “It went really well and the kids obviously enjoyed it.

“It was really fantastic, an evening to remember. Everyone wanted to get their hands on her medal - it’s not everyday you get your hands on an Olympic medal!”

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