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Austin makes early judo exit

Lichfield fighter James Austin lost his first-round contest against Japan's third seed Takamasa Anai in the men's under-100kgs at ExCeL.



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Fourteen Judokas selected to Team GB for London 2012

The British Olympic Association (BOA) has today announced 14 athletes that will represent Team GB in the men’s and women’s judo events a...


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James Austin’s parents encouraged him to try judo in an attempt to harden him up. He will be eligible to represent Scotland at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014 on residency grounds.

He studied health psychology at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh and worked with the Mental Health Advocacy Project.