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Buchanan easily saw off Mauritius’ Pascal Laurent – Pic courtesy of Andy Laing/ISN


July 24, 2014 (ISN) Scotland Mens Judo -60KG star John Buchanan has come out of international retirement for the sole purpose of competing in the Commonwealth Games in his home city.  The 38 year old ended his retirement with a bronze in the 2013 European Cup for Seniors in Boras, Sweden, in the -60KG category.

In his match up this morning in Glasgow he defeated P. Laurent to book a place against England’s Ashley McKenzie in the quarter final.  Victory against McKenzie will see Buchanan pitted against either Neuso Sigauque of Mozambique or Dominic Agudoo of Ghana.