From USA Today: USA’s Marti Malloy earns bronze medal in judo!

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Story and photo by Matt Kryger, USA TODAY Sports

LONDON – Marti Malloy came up short Monday in her bid to become the first U.S. man or woman to win a gold medal in Olympic judo. But she earned a bronze with a match-ending throw, and bronze is nearly as rare for U.S. women in judo.

Marti Malloy of the United States celebrates after winning the women's 57 kg judo bronze medal.Marti Malloy of the United States celebrates after winning the women’s 57 kg judo bronze medal.

Marti Malloy of the United States celebrates after winning the women’s 57 kg judo bronze medal.

Malloy, 26, won the bronze by ippon (judo’s version of a walk-off homer) when she threw Giulia Quintavalle of Italy with 2:34 elapsed in their five-minute match for one of two bronze medals awarded in the 126-pound weight class.

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For more Olympic Judo coverage go to http://www.nbcolympics.com/judo/index.html

Thanks to NBC for providing complete coverage of all Olympic Judo contests, live and on delayed on-demand replay.

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