OLYMPICS / Barcelona 1992: Briggs in hosital

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THE pride that Britain's judo fighters can take in their four Olympic medals - two silvers and two bronzes - from just 14 competitors will be tinged with regret that Britain has yet to win a single judo gold since the sport entered the Games in 1972, though they have amassed six silvers.

None will feel that more keenly than Karen Briggs, who was under sedation in a Barcelona hospital yesterday after dislocating her shoulder and trying to put it back into joint during the two bouts that ruined her medal chances. Along with Diane Bell, Briggs has announced her retirement.

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