Four American judokas are officially headed to the Tokyo Olympics.
USA Judo announced Monday that Colton Brown, Angelica Delgado, Nefeli Papadakis and Nina Cutro-Kelly will all be making the trip to Japan. It was also announced that Maria Liana Mutia, Robert Tanaka and Ben Goodrich will be representing the U.S. at the Paralympics.
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Brown, 29, will be appearing in his second Olympics after competing at the 2016 Games in Rio. Brown is a four-time medalist at the Pan American Judo Championships, most recently winning a bronze medal at the 2020 Pan American Judo Championships in Guadalajara.
Like Brown, Delgado will also be making her second Olympic appearance in Tokyo. The 30-year-old native of Miami, Florida is fresh off a strong performance at the 2021 Pan American Judo Championships, winning a silver medal in the women's 52 kg division.
Papadakis and Cutro-Kelly will both be making their Olympic debuts in Tokyo. Papadakis has medaled in three straight Pan American Judo Championships, most recently winning a bronze medal at the competition in April. Cutro-Kelly, meanwhile, is set to become the oldest U.S. judoka in Olympic history at 36 years old. Cutro-Kelly won a silver medal in the women's +78 kg division at the 2021 Pan American Judo Championships.
The Olympic judo competition is set to kick off on Saturday, July 24 at the legendary Nippon Budokan in Tokyo.