Adams joins elite programme

  • Last Updated: March 15 2013, 17:45 GMT

Double Olympic silver medallist and former world champion Neil Adams has joined the British Judo Association's elite coaching programme.

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Adams claimed the world title in 1981, and delivered Olympic silver at the Moscow Games and again at Los Angeles in 1984.

The 54-year-old brings with him plenty of coaching experience, and had a spell in charge of the Olympic squad for Atlanta 1996.

"I am fully committed to supporting British Judo to create an environment where athletes and coaches can excel and produce success on a systematic basis," Adams said.

"I believe that together with (performance director) Nigel Donohue and his team, we have the ability to deliver a unified and successful programme for Rio and beyond."

Gemma Gibbons won silver and Karina Bryant a bronze at London 2012, which were Team GB's first judo Olympic medals since Sydney 2000.

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