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2021 US World Team Announced & Preview

judo | 2021-06-01

For the first time the World Championships & The Olympic Games are in the same year and almost within a month of each other. Due to COVID-19 with the Olympics being postponed, the IJF decided that it will continue to run the World Championships in order to keep the World Tour on schedule. Thus creating an interesting environment for Olympic Team selection as this World Championships will have an impact on the World Ranking List and ultimately the seeding for the Olympics. 

With 711 total athletes from 133 countries this will for sure to be an exciting event.

The 2021 World Championships are being held in Hungary and will start Sunday, June 6th and run through the 12th. Leading the team will be Justin Flores.

Team USA will be sending the following athletes to compete in Hungary. 

US Women's World Team:

  • Angelica Delgado – 52kg
  • Katelyn Jarrell – 52kg
  • Leilani Akiyama – 57kg
  • Amelia Fulgentes – 57kg
  • Alisha Galles – 63kg
  • Sara Golden – 63kg
  • Chantal Wright – 70kg
  • Nefeli Papadakis – 78kg
  • Nina Cutro-Kelly – 78+kg
US Men's World Team:
  • Adonis Diaz – 60kg
  • Alaa El Idrissi – 66kg
  • Ari Berliner – 66kg
  • Nick Delpopolo – 81kg
  • Arthur Wright – 81kg
  • Colton Brown – 90kg
  • John Jayne – 90kg
  • L.A. Smith – 100kg
  • Nate Keeve – 100kg