Jamaica’s Ebony Drysdale Daley won the country’s first Commonwealth Games medal in the sport of Judo after claiming silver in Birmingham on Tuesday.
Competing in the women’s 70 kg category, Daley was outpointed by Australia’s Aoife Coughlan. The Australian was the aggressor from the outset as opposed to the Jamaican who took a more passive approach to the final.
The approach did not pay dividends, however, as Coughlan was handed the win, a golden score in the extra period when a third shido penalty was issued to Daley.
The British-based Drysdale Daley made history by being the first athlete to represent the country at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The medal was the first for Jamaica at the event.