Seven gold medals were handed out in Judo the first week of the 2016 Olympics, with only one back to back champion.
Team USA’s Kayla Harrision finished in all of matches, with two armbar wins in the process. She defeated France’s Audrey Tcheumeo with one being in finals to win her second 78 kg gold. Continue reading 2016 Olympic Judo Recap: Harrison Repeats & Calls it a Career
365 women from across the planet are heading to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to represent their countries in hand to hand combat sports in the Games of the XXXI Olympiad. Among the returning athletes are 13 gold medalists looking to repeat their success.
Team USA is stacked with talent with Boxing Gold Medalist Claressa Shields (see above) and Judo Gold Medlaist Kayla Harrison leading the way.
Wrestling will also introduce two more weight categories this year.
All Team USA female combat sports except Taekwondo will be broadcast on NBCSN (usually on tape delays and only featured matches). All sports will stream live on the NBC Sports app and NBCOlympics.com.
Action starts August 6th with the Judo’s 48kg championship. Continue reading Women’s Olympic Combat Coverage 2016