JUDO NEWS

France, South Korea take judo golds

Lucie Decosse of France finally got an Olympic gold. She defeated German Kerstin Thiele in a tense final Wednesday in the 70-kilogram category of Olympic judo - a match marked by aggressive grabbing and pulling that sometimes resembled a schoolyard fight. Decosse won a silver at Beijing and is a three-time world champion. She dropped to the mat on her back clutching her face after...
Via FOX Sports
August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Harrison reaches Olympic judo semis

American judo fighter Kayla Harrison has made it into the semifinals in the 78-kilogram division at the Olympics and will fight for a place in the finals Thursday afternoon.
Via Fox Olympics
August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Harrison wins women's 78K judo gold

Kayla Harrison gave the U.S. its first judo gold medal in Olympic history, taking the 78-kilogram title Thursday at the London Games. Harrison defeated Britain's Gemma Gibbons in a final she dominated from the start, getting a stronger grip on Gibbons and managing to throw her twice. Her medal is the U.S.' second in judo this week: Teammate Marti Malloy won a bronze in the women...
Via AP on Fox
August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Riner wins men's plus 100K judo gold

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 titles...
Via FOX Sports
August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

France, Cuba claim gold in judo

France's Teddy Riner, the biggest star in judo, won the men's over-100-kilogram Olympic judo gold medal on Friday, giving him the only medal he was missing. The 23-year-old Riner defeated Russia's Alexander Mikhaylin in an anticlimactic final in which he was mainly on the attack. Mikhaylin made little effort to fight, except to bat away Riner's attempts to grip his uniform, and...
Via FOX Sports
July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Delpopolo expelled for positive test

American judo fighter Nick Delpopolo was expelled from the Olympics on Monday for doping, saying he unintentionally ate something before the games that had been baked with marijuana. Delpopolo is the first of the 10,500 London Games athletes to fail an in-competition doping test. His case is the fifth positive test for a banned substance reported by the IOC since the Olympic body...
Via AP on Fox
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Judo fighter Nick Delpopolo tests positive for weed after eating ‘baked goods’

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 marijuana...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

After judo gold, Harrison might go for Rio in 2016

Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison is enjoying her victory tour so much she is no longer ruling out a return in Rio de Janeiro in four years. Harrison is the first American to win an Olympic gold medal in judo. She won the women's 78 kilogram and under division in London. Since then, she's been traveling around the country, making the rounds of the morning shows and at sponsor...
Via FOX Sports
August 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Kayla Harrison's Life Flashed Before Her Eyes as She Took Gold Medal Stand at Olympics (Video)

How many Americans can say that they won an Olympic gold medal in judo? Well, only Kayla Harrison can. Harrison became the first American to win the gold in judo just a few months ago in London. She defeated four women en route to the gold, taking down hometown hero Gemma Gibbons in the final match. Fans can meet the Olympic hero on Satuday, Sept. 29 at Pedro's Judo Center in Salem...
Via NESN.com
September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Kayla Harrison Talks About Becoming First American Judo Gold Medalist in NESN.com Interview

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 down for...
Via NESN.com
October 06, 2012  |  Discuss

USA Judo’s Marti Malloy on what it takes to reach Rio

When I woke up this morning I couldn’t bend my right knee without feeling a sharp pain radiating across my entire knee cap. During training the night before I came down on the top of that knee in order to block being thrown. I can already see the blood pooling under the skin at the bottom of that knee. Rolling out of my bunk-bed I am immediately reminded of the serious bone bruise...
Via Excelle Sports
July 21, 2016

Judo Day 3 preview: Marti Malloy seeks another medal, Nick Delpopolo seeks redemption

Two American judokas will take the mat on Monday for Day 3 of judo. Both previously competed at the London Games, but their experiences could not have been any more different. For Marti Malloy, a 2012 bronze medalist, her success in London has been the crowning achievement of her career so far. Malloy has continued to be a medal contender in international events over the last four...
Via CSN Chicago
August 07, 2016

Judo Day 3 preview: Marti Malloy seeks another medal, Nick Delpopolo seeks redemption

Two American judokas will take the mat on Monday for Day 3 of judo. Both previously competed at the London Games, but their experiences could not have been any more different. For Marti Malloy, a 2012 bronze medalist, her success in London has been the crowning achievement of her career so far. Malloy has continued to be a medal contender in international events over the last four...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Rio 2016: N.J. judoka Nick Delpopolo didn't need an Olympic medal for 'redemption'

Delpopolo, suspended from the London Olympics after unintentionally eating a pot brownie, could hold his head high after a seventh-place finish in Rio. Watch video RIO DE JANEIRO -- Nick Delpopolo came here looking for redemption. That seems almost silly now, given the doping scandals that have become a central storyline at these...
Via NJ.com
August 08, 2016

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 Chicago
August 08, 2016

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

Judo Day 4 preview: Travis Stevens aims high in his third Olympics

In Beijing, Travis Stevens made it to the quarterfinals. In London, he reached the semifinals. Now 30, Stevens is preparing to step onto the tatami for his third Olympics. And this time, he hopes that elusive medal will finally end up around his neck. The American judoka is carrying momentum into the Rio Games; in May, he became the first American male to win gold at the Judo World...
Via CSN Chicago
August 08, 2016

Judo Day 4 preview: Travis Stevens aims high in his third Olympics

In Beijing, Travis Stevens made it to the quarterfinals. In London, he reached the semifinals. Now 30, Stevens is preparing to step onto the tatami for his third Olympics. And this time, he hopes that elusive medal will finally end up around his neck. The American judoka is carrying momentum into the Rio Games; in May, he became the first American male to win gold at the Judo World...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 08, 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. After...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Team USA's Travis Stevens wins silver medal in men's 81kg judo

Travis Stevens has the earned the United States' first medal in men's judo since 2004. The three-time Olympian earned silver in the men's 81kg division after losing to Russia's Khasan Khalmurzaev in the final match. Men's 81kg results Gold: Khasan Khalmurzaev (RUS) Silver: Travis Stevens (USA) Bronze: Sergiu Toma (UAE) Bronze: Takanori Nagase (JPN) In the women's 63kg competition...
Via CSN Chicago
August 09, 2016

Team USA's Travis Stevens wins silver medal in men's 81kg judo

Travis Stevens has the earned the United States' first medal in men's judo since 2004. The three-time Olympian earned silver in the men's 81kg division after losing to Russia's Khasan Khalmurzaev in the final match. Men's 81kg results Gold: Khasan Khalmurzaev (RUS) Silver: Travis Stevens (USA) Bronze: Sergiu Toma (UAE) Bronze: Takanori Nagase (JPN) In the women's 63kg competition...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 09, 2016  |  Discuss

U.S. judoka Travis Stevens receives his silver medal

After becoming the fourth American to win silver in men's judo, Travis Stevens collects his hardware at the medal ceremony.
Via CSN Chicago
August 09, 2016

U.S. judoka Travis Stevens receives his silver medal

After becoming the fourth American to win silver in men's judo, Travis Stevens collects his hardware at the medal ceremony.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Mayra Aguiar needs just 39 seconds to win first judo match

With a loud crowd backing her, Brazil's Mayra Aguiar quickly defeated Australia's Miranda Giambelli in the Round of 16. Aguiar, a 2012 bronze medalist, scored a waza-ari on a throw, then held the Australian down for 15 seconds to earn a victory by ippon.
Via CSN Chicago
August 11, 2016

Judo Day 7 preview: Can anyone stop Teddy Riner's domination?

The first six days of judo have been full of surprises. With only one final day of competition left, is there anything that could happen that would be even more unpredictable? Certainly yes. That's because the final day of judo features the biggest favorite of all: Teddy Riner. The French judoka's dominance of the men's heavyweight (100+kg/220+ lbs) can not be understated. He holds...
Via CSN Chicago
August 11, 2016
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