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Myles Porter

Judo

Porter
  • 2008
  • 2012

Name: Myles Porter
Sport: Paralympic Judo
Weight Category: -100kg
Current Residence: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Coach: Ed Liddie

Paralympic Experience:

  • 2012 Paralympic Games, silver
  • 2008 Paralympic Games, fourth

Career Highlights:

  • 2014: Pan American Championships, fifth; World Championships, fifth
  • 2013: U.S. National Championships, third; Pan American Open, fifth
  • 2012: U.S. Open, third; PJC World Cup, third
  • 2011: World Championships, third; Parapan American Games, first
  • 2010: World Championships, second; U.S. National Championships, second; Presidents Cup, third 

Personal:
Myles Porter first discovered judo while taking a course on it at the University of Toledo. His interest in the sport developed into a passion, and in 2006, the then-20-year-old competed in his first national championship and became the third legally blind athlete to compete in able-bodied judo competitions. Just two short years later, Porter found himself at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, where he took fifth. 

Porter hopes to qualify for both the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Learn more: 
US Para Judo



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