Sara Golden

Sara Golden


Career Accolades:

3x World Team Member

Fighting Spirit Award

Overall Best Female Athlete Award

Most Outstanding Junior Female

Outstanding IFJ Junior Competitor

Best Technique Award

1st Santo Domingo Junior Pan-American Cup 2019

1st Quebec Open U21 Montreal 2019

2nd European Cup Poznan 2019

2nd US Senior Nationals

High School/College Academic Achievements:

Chancellor’s List at Purdue University Global

Favorite Athletic Moment:

Taking second in the Poland European Cup in 2019

Favorite Judo Technique:

Uchi Mata

Other Family Members who do judo:

Brother: Michael Golden

Father: Robert Golden

Why you started judo?:

I saw my brother doing wrestling while he was in middle school and I thought “I can do that” so my parents put me in judo because my dad had also done it growing up

Influential Athletes:

Kaori Matsumoto because I love her intensity while fighting as well as her transitioning

Future Aspirations:

Win the Olympics and Senior World Championships


I like just spending time with my friends and going kayaking

Secret Talent:


Parents/Family Members:

Mother: Anna Golden
Father: Robert Golden
Brother: Michael Golden

Home Dojo:

Ki-Itsu-Sai National Training Center
Coconut Creek, FL


German Velazco