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Did ‘Curse of Cameron’ cost UEL’s Gemma her Olympic gold?

PUBLISHED: 17:29 02 August 2012 | UPDATED: 17:43 02 August 2012

Prime Minister David Cameron,  Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and Foreign Secretary William Hague (right) watch the action during the Women's Judo 78kg semi-final in the North Arena at the ExCel, London. Pic by Empics Sport

Prime Minister David Cameron, Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and Foreign Secretary William Hague (right) watch the action during the Women's Judo 78kg semi-final in the North Arena at the ExCel, London. Pic by Empics Sport

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Maybe they were discussing the finer points of Olympic judo?

Prime Minister David Cameron was locked in conversation with Russia President Vladimir Putin at the ExCeL centre’s North Arena today.

The pair, alongside Foreign Secretary William Hague in the second row, watched as University of East London student Gemma Gibbons won a silver medal in the under-78kg judo competition. They had earlier talked Syria and human rights at Downing Street.

But within minutes of the end, the Prime Minister was being blamed after the 25-year-old missed out on gold.

The concept of the ‘curse of Cameron’ has been picked up by Twitter users after he watched Tom Daley and Mark Cavendish miss out on medals earlier in the competition

Mr Cameron walked in after Gemma, from Greenwich, was victorious over World champion Audrey Tcheumeo in her semi-final clash.


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