In her first Olympics, 26-yr-old Marti Malloy became the second American to ever medal in judo when she took home the Bronze in the 57-kilogram division at the 2012 London Olympics! (Photo: Franck Fife/AFP)
The diagram illustrates why it is not as easy to avoid an armbar as some people think. This is an example of three different techniques and the end being an armbar. Ronda Rousey: MMA Fighter and Olympic Judo Champion Demonstrates How Mat-Work Connections Are the Key to Winning On the Ground Let’s say you only know three moves to set up an armbar: throwing your opponent to her back and then doing an armbar; being on top of your opponent in the mount to an armbar or a turnover from your back…
Kayla Harrison Chases U.S. Judo History In London, Kayla Harrison can become the first American gold medalist in Olympic judo history. What a remarkable capstone it would be for a woman who nearly quit the sport after she was sexually abused by her first judo coach. Harrison went public with her painful past in a 2011 USA Today story and hopes to inspire others who've undergone similar torment.
London 2012: Harrison wins gold in judo: Becomes the first American to ever win Olympic judo gold Kayla Harrison earns first U.S. judo gold The most accomplished judo fighter the United States has ever produced closed her eyes for a moment and took a deep breath. Once heavy with a lifetime worth of nightmares, Kayla Harrison’s broad shoulders rose slightly and then fell.