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Rousey makes history

Posted by Greg Lee, Globe Staff August 13, 2008 07:25 AM

Wakefield's Ronda Rousey becomes the first American woman to medal in judo since it became an Olympic sport in 1992, by earning the bronze medal today.

More details to come.

An upset, then fall

Posted by Greg Lee, Globe Staff August 9, 2008 10:29 AM

BEIJING -- Taraje Williams-Murray, who lives in Wakefield and attends Boston University, handed Japan its first loss in an Olympic match since the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games, but was unable to advance to the medal round in the men's 60 kg class in judo competition at the Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium this morning.

Williams-Murray upset reigning Asian champion Hiroaki Hiroaka of Japan, the No. 5-ranked player in the world, but then fell to Javier Antonio Guedez Sanchez of Venezuela.

Look for contributions from the following Globe Staffers in Beijing:

  • John Powers
  • Shira Springer
  • Bob Ryan
  • Marc J. Spears
  • Gregory Lee
  • Scott LaPierre
  • Patricia Wen