International Women's Day
by USA Judo
March 8th is recognized globally as International Women's Day so we thought it only appropriate to share a recent, decades encompassing, interview by three influential USA Judoka women regarding the history of women in the sport and the fight for equality at all levels. Current USA top ranked Tokyo 2020NE Olympic hopeful and 2016 U.S. Olympian Angelica Delgado (Miami, Fla.), 2012 U.S. Olympic bronze medalist Marti Malloy (Seattle, Wash.) and Jean Kanokogi, PhD. (New York, New York), former USA Judo National Team member and daughter of the late Rena "Rusty" Kanokogi (affectionately remembered worldwide as the "mother of women's Judo") recently sat down with the United States Olympic and Paralympic Museum, National Public Radio (NPR) and StoryCorp to reminisce, document and discuss the history of women's competitive Judo and the leadership of the women of USA Judo in the fight for equality from establishing and bringing to fruition the first Women's World Judo Championship in 1980 in New York City through current day and the upcoming 2020NE Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
To listen to the interview, please click here: https://archive.storycorps.org/interviews/jean-kanokogi-marti-malloy-and-angelica-delgado/.