Team USA’s Myles Porter Takes Silver at Paralympic Games in London

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From USA Judo, September 1, 2012 – Team USA’s Myles Porter will bring home the silver medal after a hard-fought day at the Paralympic Games in London.

Porter, 100 kg (U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, CO) began hisclimb defeating Japan’s Aramitsu Kitazono. Myles had a bye the first round. Kitazono had just defeated Cuba’s Juan Cortada Burmudez. Myles defeated Japan in just four seconds with a foot sweep.

In his next match, Porter demonstrated superior strength and stamina besting Russian opponent, Vladimir Fedin, who clearly tired through this match. Early on, the Russian picked up a yuko on a labored drop seoi nage. Porter, though, maintained extraordinary pressure on Fedin, firing foot sweeps and sacrifice throws over and over, peppered with armbar attempts until, finally, the Russian was penalized. With about a minute left, Porter picked up a wazari on penalties against Fedin that would carry him to victory.

That put Porter in the finals against Gwang-Geun Choi of South Korea. There,Myles and his coach, Eddie Liddie, said Porter made a fleeting mistake.

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