Silver medallist inundated with Twitter followers

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Gemma Gibbons grabbed her moment of fame at the Olympics when she fought her way to a silver medal in the judo for Great Britain.

 

The underdog dedicated her win to her mum, who died of leukemia, then revealed her Twitter followers had gone through the roof.

 

She said: "This morning I had 666 followers on Twitter - now I've got 12,500 - it's all a bit overwhelming to be honest.'

 

Read her story here

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