Video: Norfolk judoka Colin Oates turns his attention to Rio 2016 after briefly tasting success at London 2012

Norfolk judoka Colin Oates says his London Olympics experience has left him wanting more at the Rio Games in four years' time.

Ahead of the Games Oates, from North Lopham, near Diss, who was at one point on course for Team GB's first medal before a quarter-final exit, said he was 50-50 as to whether he would stay in the sport in a bid to reach Rio 2016.

But having picked up the first win of his career against a top-10 ranked player in beating world number one Mongolian Tsagaanbaatar Khashbaatar in the men's 66kg category, Oates is more sure of his future.

'I think it has been a great experience,' said the 29-year-old. 'If I was 50-50 about whether I would carry on for Rio I've most certainly moved towards 80-20 now to say I will carry on.

'I want to try and get that same feeling, that same experience again.


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'The first time I manage to beat a major player, I don't think that can be the end of my career.'

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