European Championships 2017: GB's Alice Schlesinger wins bronze

Alice Schlesinger (second right) shows off her bronze medal alongside fellow medallists Margaux Pinot, Tina Trstenjak and Kathrin Unterwurzacher

Great Britain's Alice Schlesinger came through the repechage to win bronze in the under-63kg at the European Championships in Poland.

The Israel-born Olympian collected her fourth European bronze after France's Clarisse Agbegnenou, a silver medallist at Rio 2016, pulled out through injury.

Schlesinger, 28, beat Poland's Karolina Talach in her opening bout, but then lost to Germany's Martyna Trajdos.

She regrouped to beat Italy's Edwige Gwend on her way to third.

"It feels good to win another European medal and this time for Great Britain," Schlesinger said.

"I have only had one competition this year due to injury, so it was good to have some fights and get back into things."

Meanwhile, team-mate Amy Livesey lost her first-round contest in the same weight category to Belarus fighter Daniela Kazanoi.

On Thursday's opening day, Britain did not win any medals as Bekky Livesey (women's -57kg), Ashley McKenzie (men's -60kg), Chelsie Giles and Kelly Edwards (both women's -52kg) missed out.

BBC

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