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    Another athlete to consider is Bob Mathias. Won his first Decathon in 1948 the summer after his senior year of high school at the age of 18 years old and repeated again in 1952. Won the Sullivan Award in 48' and led Stanford to the Rose Bowl in 1952.

    Or how about Jim Thorpe, won both the Decathlon & Pentahlon in 1912 Olympics. Voted the Greatest Athlete of the Twentieth Century.

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    I assume you mean that they called an ippon not an oppenent?
    Sorry, this darn Kindle has that auto correct which only makes spelling worse. I originally thought the throw was scored a yuko but I bet it was wazari. I did see that Korean match too. I had no clue what was going on or why. Still don't.

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    What about someone like Dick Fosbury who only won one gold medal but in the process revolutionized his sport.
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    What about someone like Dick Fosbury who only won one gold medal but in the process revolutionized his sport.
    What he said...
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    Kayla Harrison wins 78 Kilo Judo Gold for America.

    First ever Gold Medal for America in Judo
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    Just Watched Judo semis and final live. The sport is so much more exciting to watch when you have someone to root for. In addition I thought the matches today in the 2nd heaviest weight class for both men and women were much better and had more action than the lighter weights that I watched earlier. Somewhat surprising considering that is never the case in wrestling.

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    For all you Nittnany Lion fans, when I was trying to euphanmistically explain the problems Kayla had with her Judo coach in Ohio (he sexually molested her and now is in jail) to wife in front of my kids, I said she had Penn State problems and my wife instantly understood.
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    USA's female "B" team fights off three match points to come back and win a wild 3 set beach volleyball match against Spain.
    RIP Jacob Schlottke - 1984-2011

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    Gabby Douglas keeps the gymnastics All Around in the US for four more years. Russia was second and third.
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