Name: Angelica Delgado
Sport: Judo
Weight Class: Women's -52kg
Height: 5'2"
DOB: 12/14/1990
Birthplace: Miami, Fla.
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
High School: John A. Ferguson Senior High School (2009)
College: Florida International University
Team/Club: Ki-Itsu-Sai National Training Site / NYAC
Coach(es): German Velazco and Jhonny Prado
Olympic Experience
  • Olympic Games: 2020, 2016
World Championship Experience
  • Senior World Championships: 2022, 2021, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010
Other Career Highlights
  • Current World Ranking: No. 17
  • 3x Grand Slam Medalist
  • 5x Grand Prix Medalist
  • 8x Senior Pan Am Championships Medalist
  • 2x Pan Am Games Bronze Medalist
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International Judo Federation Competition History:  Angelica Delgado IJF Profile


Personal:

A two-time Olympian, Delgado competed at both the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games and remains Team USA's highest ranked athlete in the world. Delgado credits her father, Miguel Delgado, as the most influential person in her judo career. Miguel Delgado fled Cuba in the 1980s in search of political and religious freedom and made his way to Miami where he counted his old judo gi as one of the few possessions he took with him to America. "Without him I would’ve never put on a gi. My father was on the National Cuban Team for judo and when I was nine years old he began to teach me in the backyard of our house.” Although Delgado says qualifying for the Olympic Games twice was the highlight of her career so far, she also notes that her favorite judo moment is "Anytime I overcome adversity. It reaffirms my purpose to be the best. Also, the moment I step on the mat and everything becomes quiet and I become hyper-focused and aware.”

Delgado, who graduated from Florida International University after competing at the Tokyo Games, married her former Senior World teammate, Alex Turner, in September of 2022. The 11-time Senior World Team member remains the only member of Team USA to have medaled at a Grand Slam event since 2016 and holds three podium finishes at Grand Slam tournaments as well as five Grand Prix medals. 

Competition Highlights:

2022:

  • Gold - USA Judo Senior National Championships
  • Silver - Senior Pan American Championships 
  • Bronze - Hungary Grand Slam
  • Seventh - Tbilisi Grand Slam 
  • 2021:

  • Silver - Senior Pan American Championships
  • Seventh - Tbilisi Grand Slam 
  • 2020:

  • Bronze - Dusseldorf Grand Slam 
  • 2019:

  • Silver - Senior Pan American Championships 
  • Silver - Montreal Grand Prix
  • Bronze - Perth Oceania Open 
  • Seventh - Hohot Grand Prix 
  • Seventh - Tel Aviv Grand Prix 
  • 2018:

  • Gold - USA Judo Senior National Championships (57kg)
  • Silver - Senior Pan American Championships 
  • Bronze - Zagreb Grand Prix 
  • Fifth - Hohot Grand Prix
  • Fifth - Tbilisi Grand Prix
  • Seventh - Cancun Grand Prix  
  • Seventh - Budapest Grand Prix
  • Seventh - Paris Grand Slam
  • 2017:

  • Bronze - Senior Pan American Championships 
  • Bronze - Cancun Grand Prix
  • Bronze - Oberwart European Open
  • Fifth - Abu Dhabi Grand Slam
  • Fifth - Zagreb Grand Prix
  • Fifth - Paris Grand Slam
  • 2016:

  • Gold - USA Judo Senior National Championships 
  • Silver - Abu Dhabi Grand Slam
  • Bronze - Zagreb Grand Prix 
  • Bronze - Senior Pan American Championships 
  • Bronze - Buenos Aires Pan American Open
  • Bronze - Lima Pan American Open
  • Seventh - Budapest Grand Prix
  • 2015:

  • Gold - Buenos Aires Pan American Open
  • Silver - Senior Pan American Championships
  • Silver - San Salvador Pan American Open 
  • Bronze - Pan American Games
  • Bronze - Santiago Pan American Open
  • Bronze - Montevideo Pan American Open 
  • 2014:

  • Gold - USA Judo Senior National Championships 
  • Silver - Santiago Pan American Open
  • Silver - San Salvador Pan American Open
  • Bronze - Miami Pan American Open  
  • Bronze - Montevideo Pan American Open
  • Fifth - Buenos Aires Pan American Open
  • Seventh - Senior Pan American Championships 
  • 2013:

  • Gold - USA Judo Senior National Championships 
  • Bronze - San Salvador Pan American Open
  • Bronze - Montevideo Pan American Open
  • Fifth - Senior Pan American Championships 
  • Seventh - Tokyo Grand Slam 
  • 2012:

  • Bronze - Miami World Cup 
  • Fifth - Senior Pan American Championships 
  • 2011:

  • Silver - USA Judo Senior National Championships 
  • Bronze - Pan American Games
  • Bronze - Senior Pan American Championships 
  • Bronze - Miami World Cup
  • Fifth - Apia World Cup
  • Fifth - Tashkent World Cup 
  • Fifth - Puerto La Cruz World Cup
  • Seventh - San Salvador World Cup
  • 2010:

  • Gold - USA Judo Senior National Championships 
  • Gold - Apia World Cup
  • Bronze - San Salvador World Cup
  • Fifth - Miami World Cup
  • Fifth - Isla De Margarita World Cup
  • 2009:

  • Gold - USA Judo Junior Olympic National Championships (57kg)
  • Fifth - Belo Horizonte World Cup
  • 2008:

  • Silver - USA Judo Senior National Championships (57kg) 
  • 2009:

  • Silver - USA Judo Senior National Championships (57kg)