USA Judo Concludes World Championships with Historic Success

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(From USA-Judo. Colorado Springs, Colo.) – After five days of fighting competitors from 111 countries at the largest World Championships in the history of judo, one thing was certain – Team USA had gained the respect of the rest of the world.

“I’m extremely proud of our team.  This is probably the most successful World Championships USA Judo has had since 1993.  We had multiple athletes who won multiple matches and showed that they were competitive at the world level,” said Head Coach Jimmy Pedro (Methuen, Mass.)

While the story of the week was unquestionably Kayla Harrison (Wakefield, Mass. / NYAC / USA Judo National Team FORCE) becoming the first U.S. woman to win gold at this event in 26 years, the subheading was that her U.S. teammates are prepared to make sure there will be multiple Americans with shots at the podium at the London Olympic Games… more>

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