Team USA Qualifies 4 Weight Categories
Feb. 11, 2012, 12:21 a.m. (ET)
USA Judo is pleased to announce that 4 weight categories have qualified for the Paralympic Games in London, England this summer.
Unlike the Olympics, qualifying for the Paralympics is done by country rather than by name.
Over the course of 3 qualifying events, the 2010 World Championships, the 2011 World Championships and the 2011 continental tournaments (ParaPan American Games, Para European Championships, and ParaAsian Games) the US earned points in several divisions. Women’s 57kg and +70kg and men’s 90kg and 100kg have qualified for the Games.
Trials for these divisions will be held in conjunction with the 2012 US National Championships for the Visually Impaired in Irving, TX April 21-22.