Sally Conway makes up for London 2012 with judo bronze at Rio 2016

• Bristol-born Scot finally gets her Olympic reward
• Conway refuses to rule out Tokyo 2020 Games

The tattoo on Sally Conway’s arm says “believe”, a reminder never to lose faith in her ability to chuck another woman over her shoulder like an unwanted sack of spuds or pin her down on the floor for long enough to win a judo match.

Throughout Conway’s qualifying rounds on Wednesday the ink seemed to be doing the trick. She showed no flicker of self doubt as she defeated Turkey’s Houda Miled by Ippon – a match-ending move – after only 57 seconds in the opening round. She then repeated the trick against the world champion, Gévrise Émane of France.

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