July 13, 2013 - Team USA’s Hannah Martin, 63 kg. (Jason Morris Judo/NYAC, Glenville, NY), took a bronze medal today at the Grand Prix Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia after fighting her way back from a second-match loss.
Grand Prix tournaments are elite competitions sanctioned by the International Judo Federation and promising big ranking points and prize money for those making the podiums.
Martin won her first round but then slipped to repechage after losing her second round in a very close bout fought on penalties. In her third match for bronze she bested Mongolia’s Battugs Tumen-Od first with a throw for wazari and then a pin for ippon and the win.
Go to WWW.IPPON.ORG for the complete brackets and results.