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Angelica Delgado Wins Judo Bronze At Grand Slam Hungary

by Luke Hanlon

Angelica Delgado reacts as she defeats Joana Ramos (Portugal) during the women’s 52 kg. Round of 32 at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 on July 25, 2021 in Tokyo.


Since winning a bronze medal at the Dusseldorf Grand Slam in February 2020, American judoka Angelica Delgado had competed in five IJF Grand Slam events.
Her best result in those events was finishing in seventh place, which she achieved twice. 
The two-time Olympian was back on a grand slam podium this past weekend after winning bronze at the Grand Slam Hungary 2022 in Budapest. 
Delgado, who competes in the 52 kg. class, defeated fellow American Katelyn Jarrell in the bronze-medal match. 
Following a first-round bye, Delgado, 31, defeated Rebeka Keller of Hungary and Gefen Primo of Israel to win Pool D and advance to the final four. That’s where the Miami native fell to Giulia Carna of Italy, who went on to earn a silver medal after losing to Reka Pupp of Hungary in the final. The semifinal losers face the repechage winners for bronze, with two bronze medals handed out.
Jarrell, a Rhode Island native, lost in the third round but then won twice in the repechage to earn a bronze-medal showdown with Delgado. Delgado took Jarrell to the mat in 14 seconds to win the match.
The fifth-place finish marked Jarrell’s best in a grand slam.
Delgado posted a video of each of her wins in Budapest on her Instagram, along with a photo alongside the other medal winners in the 52 kg. class. 





While this is the first grand slam medal for Delgado in over two years, she’s won two silvers during that time span, both coming at the Panamerican Senior Championships a year apart. In both 2021 and 2022, Delgado lost to Larissa Pimenta of Brazil in the final.

Luke Hanlon is a sportswriter and editor based in Minneapolis. He is a freelance contributor to courtesy of Red Line Editorial, Inc.