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Teddy Riner defends Olympic judo title in men's heavyweight

Teddy Riner showed why he's considered the most dominant man in judo, winning all four of his matches in the men's heavyweight division to earn his second straight Olympic title and third Olympic medal overall. Riner was put to the test in his semifinal match with Israeli judoka Or Sasson. With no scores on the board, Riner picked up a penalty to tie the match. As the clock wound...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Travis Stevens reaches judo gold medal match with bow and arrow choke

After falling to the eventual gold medalist at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics, American judoka Travis Stevens has the chance to win a gold medal of his own in Rio de Janeiro. On Tuesday, Stevens reached the semifinals by defeating Bulgaria’s Ivaylo Ivanov. In the semifinal match, Stevens faced off against Avtandil Tchrikishvili of Georgia and looked like a man on a mission...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Nick Delpopolo in contention for judo bronze; Marti Malloy eliminated

U.S. judoka Marti Malloy, the bronze medalist from the London Olympics, lost to Lien Chen-Ling of Chinese Tapaei in her opening match of the Rio Games and has been eliminated from competition. Malloy is the reigning Pan American Games gold medalist and was seeded No. 3 in the women's 57kg (125.5 lbs) weight class in the Olympic tournament. She was expected to contend for a medal...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 08, 2016  |  Discuss
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