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Travel like an Athlete: Marti Malloy

Traveling could be considered a sport of its own. Combine packing, traffic delays, security lines, small spaces and occasional turbulence for the course and together you have a challenging and often times unpleasant journey for travelers and jet setters alike.  A large part of an athlete’s life revolves around transportation to and from events with long international flights...
Via Excelle Sports
October 14, 2016

Dominant Teddy Riner wins second straight Olympic judo gold

Teddy Riner, who has not lost a match in nearly six years, defended his Olympic title in men's heavyweight judo with another dominant performance. The Frenchman now owns two gold medals to go with a bronze from 2008.
Via CSN Chicago
August 12, 2016

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

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

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 Mid-Atlantic
August 11, 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

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

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

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

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

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...
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 Mid-Atlantic
August 08, 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 Chicago
August 08, 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

Olympian Travis Stevens, Former Olympian Jimmy Pedro Break Down Judo Basics

Pop quiz: Explain the sport of judo. (Hint: the video above has the answer). Get ready to learn more about the sport as NESN.com’s Courtney Cox delves into judo with two-time Olympian Travis Stevens, and former Olympic bronze medalist Jimmy Pedro.
Via NESN.com
August 01, 2016  |  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
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