Jodie Myers earns European gold after Commonwealth Games silver

Jodie Myers wins +78kg gold for Great Britain at judo's European Championships in Budapest following her Commonwealth Games silver.

Great Britain's Jodie Myers has scooped a gold medal in the +78kg event at judo's European Championships in Budapest.

The 19-year-old has admitted that she tried to keep the pressure off her shoulders after earning a silver medal at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in the summer.

"I went in there with the mentality that this was just another European Cup and I didn't want to put myself under any pressure," said Myers.

"I was relaxed and I feel that the last few weeks of training hard and digging down have really pulled off. I was so pleased I have won."

Myers trains with the British Judo Centre of Excellence at the University of Walsall Campus.

Sarah Adlington of Scotland celebrates victory over Jodie Myers of England in the Women’s +78kg Judo gold medal final at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre Precinct during day three of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 26, 2014
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