Judo: Holder Fallon a 'marked man' in Paris

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Craig fallon is a marked man, as he will discover today when, as world and European bantamweight silver medallist, he steps on the mat of the Tournoi de Paris - a year after he became only the second British man in 30 years of the event to win the event.

Mac Abbott, the senior men's British team coach, said: "At all the training camps we have been to since he won in Paris and then the Europeans and worlds, his opponents have been seeking him out."

Fallon said: "Paris is one of the toughest events and very few people win it twice. It is the first of the big events this year, but my programme is set to peak in August at the Olympics."

The middleweight Winston Gordon and featherweights David Somerville and James Warren also compete in Paris, looking not only for medals but important Olympic qualification points.

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