Kayla Harrison is the first person from the United States to win an Olympic gold medal in any judo event -- ever. That's clearly and impressive feat, and one for which Harrison has been on a non-stop P.R. tour ever since, criss-crossing the country touting her achievement. However, what's even more impressive is how down-to-Earth the 22-year-old Olympian is. NESN Daily sat...
Someone tell judoka Nick Delpopolo to lay off those pot brownies.
Delpopolo, a US judo fighter, was expelled from the Olympics after failing an in-competition doping test. The 23-year-old tested positive for cannabis on July 30 — the day he competed.
Delpopolo said the positive test was “caused by my inadvertent consumption of food that I did not realize had been baked with...
American judo fighter Nick Delpopolo tested positive for marijuana and was sent home from the Olympics, but explained he consumed the pot by accident.
Teddy Riner of France won the men's over 100-kilogram Olympic judo gold medal on Friday, giving him the only medal he was missing.
Riner, 23, defeated Russia's Alexander Mikhaylin in an anti-climactic final where he was mainly on the attack. Mikhaylin made little effort to fight except to bat away Riner's attempts to grip his uniform.
With a record five world championship...
Lucie Decosse of France won the women's 70-kilogram Olympic judo gold medal on Wednesday after a tense final marked by aggressive grabbing and pulling that sometimes resembled a schoolyard fight.
The top-ranked Decosse defeated German Kerstin Thiele in the final.
Her victory adds a medal to Decosse's collection: She won silver at the Beijing Games and is a triple world...
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August 01, 2012
American judo player Marti Malloy has knocked out the No. 2 seed in a victory that her coach said could allow her to fight for a medal later Monday.
Portuguese fighter Telma Monteiro defeated Malloy in their two last meetings, but U.S. coach Jimmy Pedro described Malloy's recent form as ''spectacular.''
On Monday, Malloy fought off Monteiro's aggressive...
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July 30, 2012