Rio '16: Judo- Day 2 Results

Angelica Delgado vs. Tsolmon Adiyasambuu (Mongolia)

*Note: Judo matches are only four minutes in length

In perhaps the most complex combat sport of the Olympic Games, Team USA could not replicate the success that it had in boxing just 24 hours ago. The American scores at just 18 seconds in with a Sumi-otoshi (taking control of her opponent’s wrist and driving her to the mat by her elbow.) Delgado is awarded Yoko (1 point)–a “semi-throw” of sorts that lacks in two of three elements: force, speed, and an opponent not landing on their back.

As they stand and reset their grips on each other’s gi jackets, Delgado loses her lead thanks to a technique know as Tani-otishi (a combatant turns their hip, surrendering their back but gripping the collar of their opponent. When the opponent goes for a waist lock, the offensive Judoka’s front leg moves behind the opponent’s left leg. Adiyasambuu finished by moving to the side of Delgado and engaging in tight body contact, moving her other leg behind Delgado and falling forward.)

With Judo throws being scored on putting an opponent on their back or as close to that as possible, Adiyasambuu was awarded Waza-ari (10 points.) The Miami-based Judoka would try to come back with a side throw that looks similar to a front headlock, but Adiyasambuu landed mostly belly-down, resulting in only Yuko (1 point.)

Delgado would also be the last on offense with a O-uchi-gaeshi (leg trip.) Adiyasambuu is then held down facedown by the knees and belt grip of Delgado (1 point.) The Mongolian would engage in two minor fouls known as Shidos for a “false attack” and avoiding gripping her fellow competitor (a Judoka can take up to four Shidos in a match) but her lead is too great to match as time expires.

Tsolmon Adiyasambuu def. Angelica Delgado 10s2-3