This is really cool. The first girl spotlighted in this video is actually from Middletown, Ohio and began training judo just down the road from where my son and I train. He is the same age as her and when they were both 15 her dojo came to ours for a little tourney. We didn't tell my son that she was a junior olympian. She beat the hell out of him. Everyone from our dojo gave him a hard time for years. We never told him how good she was. We are all grown men, yet couldn't resist the opportunity to make fun of someone for losing to a girl.

The sad thing is that a couple of years later we found out that the son of her instructor (a man who was in his late 30s at the time) had been having sex with her since she was 13 while traveling the country to tournaments. He did go to prison but I'm not sure for how long or if he's even still in. What a schmuck!! Anyway, she's the first one spotlighted and it only takes a couple of minutes to watch.

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