Scotland's Sally Conway edged to a momentous -70kg judo bronze medal at the Olympic Games after a yuko defeated Austria's Bernadette Graf. The Bristol-born judoka wins Team GB's 18th medal in the event after a gruelling day of competition in Rio.

Conway had earlier overcome Turkey's Houda Miled, Gevrise Emane of France and Israeli Linda Bolder all by ippon as she stormed into the semi-final. But defeat to Colombia's Yuri Alvear – the three-time world champion – in sudden death saw her hopes of claiming GB's first ever judo gold medal end.

But the former world junior silver medallist and five-time national champion recovered in time for the bronze medal match, which saw her land a yuko to spark scenes of celebration. The 29-year-old repeated her bronze from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and continues Great Britain's medal rush on day five.

"It hasn't even sunk in yet," she told BBC Sport. "This is what I'e been waiting my whole life for; to come away and say I'm an Olympic medalist and I've finally achieved that. This has been my dream for the past four years since London. I was so devastated after London it took me a long time to get over it but this is amazing."

"It is such a strong field and if I was going to come away today I had to be at my best. I'm so happy I was able to do that. I'm not from Brazil obviously but the crowd today was amazing and really made me feel like I was at home."