Now 23, her unusual background - last year she won a silver at the higher weight category of lightweight - has resulted in a advantageous strength to weight ratio, which, allied to her throwing and strangling skills, has made Allan world class. "I was worried about the semi-final against Imbriani because she is very strong and I was glad to throw her," Allan said. "After that, the final wasn't so difficult."
The British team also took two bronzes at the weekend. On Saturday, the light-heavyweight Chloe Cowan won her third European medal in three years. And Graeme Randall, the 24-year-old light-middleweight from Scotland, finally made it to European level.Reuse content