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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

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

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

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

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

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