Judo star James Austin to miss Commonwealth Games

Takamasa Anai of Japan and James Austin of Great Britain compete in the Men's -100 kg Judo on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 2, 2012
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Scotland judo medal hopeful James Austin bows out of the Commonwealth Games through injury.

Scottish judo star James Austin has dropped out of this month's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow through injury.

The 31-year-old broke the news of his withdrawal on Twitter, admitting that he is "absolutely gutted" to miss the tournament.

He wrote: "[I] am absolutely gutted, out of the Games due to injury. Best of luck to everyone at Glasgow, I'll defo be there cheering you on."

Austin was one of five Olympians to make the Scottish judo squad, and was due to compete in the 100kg weight class alongside teammate Euan Burton.

Judo will return to the Commonwealth Games at Glasgow 2014 for the first time since 2002.

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