Thomas Cousins, the 16-year-old light-middleweight from Dartford, managed a surprise silver, losing to Alexei Cherchnev in the final - an extraordinary performance in an under-20 competition.
Bryant swept past her first two opponents using powerful hip throws, but nearly came unstuck against Japan's Sanae Yokomizo. After starting confidently, Bryant found herself caught in a hold and only managed to escape after a fierce struggle.
Finding herself a waza-ari (seven points) down, she stormed back into the attack, finally winning with a throw and a hold. In the final, she faced a Korean, Sook-Le Choi, whom she threw for waza-ari, following up quickly with a hold.
Bryant will now return for the European team championships in Austria at the weekend.Reuse content