The U.S. women had a strong showing on the opening day of the judo grand prix taking place this weekend in Cancun, Mexico.
Two-time Olympian Marti Malloy was one of three Americans — and two U.S. Olympians — to earn medals. Malloy, who won a bronze medal at the Olympic Games London 2012, won the 57 kg. weight class. The grand prix victory was her second and added to a 2016 win in Havana, Cuba. Panama’s Miryam Roper won the silver.
Earlier in the tournament, the U.S. women won a pair of bronze medals. Katelyn Bouyssou finished third in the 48 kg. class and 2016 Olympian Angelica Delgado won a bronze medal in the 52 kg weight class.
Delgado is one of four Olympians among the 22-athlete U.S. team competing at the tournament. It was her second third-place finish of the grand prix series.
Also competing this weekend are Nick Delpopolo in the men’s 73 kg. weight class and Colton Brown in the men’s 90 kg. class.
At the end of Friday’s matches, Brazil led the medal standings with one gold and two silver medals, followed by Mexico with one of each color. Spain and then the United States followed.