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Coaches and Management

Yael Arad

Yael Arad celebrated an unprecedented victory in 1992 when she won the Olympic silver medal for judo, making her the first Israeli Olympic medalist for any sport.

Rusty Kanokogi

The first woman allowed to train with male judo students at Japan’s judo headquarters, the Kodokan, Rena “Rusty” Kanokogi pioneered women’s judo as an Olympic sport.

Natalie Cohen

A lifelong lover of tennis, Natalie Cohen made her mark on the sport as both an athlete and a trusted referee.

Nancy Lieberman

Hailed as one of the greats of women’s basketball, Nancy Lieberman set a record as the youngest Olympic medalist in basketball and was inducted into multiple sports halls of fame.

Senda Berenson

Drawn to sports by her recovery from childhood illness, Senda Berenson became known as the “Mother of Women’s Basketball.”

Rena Glickman featured by Sports Illustrated

November 24, 2008

Sports Illustrated features Rena Glickman, the Mother of Woman’s Judo and Recipient of Japan’s Order of the Rising Sun.

Kayla, Rusty, and the "best sport in the world"

When I opened The Boston Globe on Friday morning, I was greeted by a large photo above the fold of a jubilant Kayla Harrison, who had just become the first US judo athlete to win an Olympic gold medal.

Grappling all the way to the Olympics

For the first time in world history, this year every country competing in the Olympics has a female athlete on its team.

Judo-Rosalba Forciniti Celebrates Winning a Judo bronze, 2012 London Olympics

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Rosalba Forciniti of Italy celebrates winning a Judo bronze against Marie Muller of Luxembourg in London's 2012 Olympics.
Courtesy of Ian Walton/Getty Images.
Rosalba Forciniti of Italy celebrates winning a Judo bronze against Marie Muller of Luxembourg in London's 2012 Olympics.
Courtesy of Ian Walton/Getty Images.

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Senda Berenson

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Senda Berenson, the founder of women’s basketball.
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Senda Berenson, the founder of women’s basketball.

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