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Oates looking to Rio after striking judo gold in Glasgow

Colin Oates admitted he was a man under pressure coming into the Commonwealth Games - and he delivered in style.

Judoka Oates arrived in ...

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Oates claims European Open judo gold

Great Britain's Colin Oates claimed gold at judo's European Open with a quick-fire victory in Glasgow.

Oates - who finished seventh at la...

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Oates claims scalps but suffers medal heartache at worlds

Colin Oates claimed the scalp of the reigning Olympic gold medallist and a double world champion but agonisingly missed out on a global podium f...

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Clark confident of GB judo medal

Sarah Clark was left to reflect on what might have been after another disappointing day for British judo fighters at ExCeL, where Danny Williams...

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Oates plants seed for team-mates

Colin Oates hopes his run to the medals' block of the men's under-66kgs will help inspire the rest of Team GB's judo fighters to Olympic success...

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Medal Record

London 2012
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze

Biography

Colin Oates has been coached by his father, Howard, since he was 12 having followed his brother into the sport aged five.

Winning European bronze in 2011 is one of his most memorable achievements, while he doesn’t have any sporting heroes as he believes in modelling himself based on his own actions.