Monday, August 08, 2016

For most fans of combat sports, the best part of the summer olympics are boxing, freestyle wrestling, and of course judo. Are three sports are parts of modern mixed martial arts. And many Olympians have transitioned into professional mixed martial arts including Sara McMann, Henry Cejudo, and of course Ronda Rousey. Rousey was an Olympic Bronze medalist.

The 2016 games are currently taking place in Rio De Janerio and today big upset occurred in women’s judo as a defending gold medalist Sarah Menezes was defeated with an arm bar submission by Mongolia’s Urantsetseg Munkhbat. The bout took place in the women’s 48kg division.

Brazil’s Sarah Menezes, the reigning gold medalist in women’s 48kg judo, was eliminated from medal contention after losing to Mongolia’s Urantsetseg Munkhbat in the repechage. During the golden score period, Munkhbat successfully got Menezes in an armbar and forced her to submit.


About Sarah Menezes

Sarah Gabrielle Cabral de Menezes (born March 26, 1990 in Teresina, Piauí) is a judoka from Brazil who made history by becoming the first Brazilian woman to win an gold medal at this sport, at the –48 kg category after defeating the reigning champion Alina Dumitru of Romania, at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. She had also competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics, losing in the first match.

Menezes won her first major medal by claiming bronze at the World Judo Championships in Tokyo in September 2010.