Marti Malloy Advances to Semi-Finals at World Championships in Rio

Aug. 28, 2013, 2:45 p.m. (ET)

August 28, 2013 - Marti Malloy just defeated the division's No.3 fighter in the world, Miryam Roper of Germany, to advance to the semi-finals at the World Championships in Rio de Janeiro.

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Malloy, 57 kg. (USA Judo Training Site, San Jose State University Judo/NYAC, San Jose, CA) is so far 4-0, reaching the semi-finals after throwing Roper for ippon.

Malloy started the day with an arm bar for ippon against Anriquelis Barrios of Venezuela .

She then picked up a yuko with a counter to win against Serbia's Jovana Rogic. 

Then she bested Brazil's Ketleyn Quadros, ranked 8th in the world, with a taio toshi for yuko.

In her fourth win, she threw Germany's Roper, ranked No. 3 in the world.

Malloy faces Slovenia's Vlora Bedeti in the semi-finals.