Dakar African Open

Nov. 16, 2019 12 a.m. (ET)

Leilani Akiyama found the podium at the African Open in Dakar on November 16, 2019! The bronze medal win moved her up 4 spots on the IJF World Ranking List.

After overcoming an injury, Akiyama is back competing and moving up the ranks - currently #55 in the 57kg category on the IJF Olympic Ranking List.

Go Team USA!