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GB judo coach Jean Paul-Bell satisfied with World performances despite no medals

GB's elite performance judo coach Jean Paul-Bell insists that he is "really pleased" with the team's performance at the World Championships, despite no medals being won.

Great Britain's elite performance judo coach Jean Paul-Bell has insisted that he is "really pleased" with the team's performance at the World Championships, despite failing to win a single medal in Astana.

Out of the eight GB competitors who travelled to Kazakhstan, it was Olympic silver medallist Gemma Gibbons who did the best by finishing seventh overall.

"We came out here and asked them to perform at their best which they all did," Paul-Bell told Sportsbeat.

"There are very small margins between winning and losing a contest, sometimes as small as a shido, and some days it's a medal for us and other days it isn't. Overall, I am really pleased with the performance from the team and I am looking forward to the rest of the events ahead."

Despite not earning any spots on the podium, the GB athletes took several qualification points for next year's Rio Olympics.

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Gemma Gibbons of England reacts after defeat in the Women’s -78kg Judo gold medal final against Natalie Powell of Wales 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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