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Piscataway’s Colton Brown Wins His First Olympic Judo Match, Falling Later to French Opponent

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Piscataway’s Colton Brown (left) wins in his first Olympic Judo match, losing later to French opponent Credits: www.NBCOlympics.com
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Piscataway’s Colton Brown wins in his first Olympic Judo match, losing later to French opponent Credits: www.NBCOlympics.com
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Piscataway’s Colton Brown wins in his first Olympic Judo match, losing later to French opponent Credits: www.NBCOlympics.com
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Piscataway’s Colton Brown wins in his first Olympic Judo match, losing later to French opponent Credits: www.NBCOlympics.com
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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Colton Brown might not have won a medal in Rio, but the youngest judoka for Team USA in the 2016 Summer Olympics made a statement.

Competing in his first ever Olympic Games inside Carioca Arena 2, the 90 kg (198-pound) Brown made quick work of his first opponent in the Round of 32 in Pool A. The Piscataway, N.J. native defeated Sudan’s Iszlam Monier Suliman by “ippon” in just 21 seconds, using the “uchi-mata” technique.

Winning by “ippon” is the equivalent of pinning an opponent in wrestling, and “uchi-mata” is a leg technique that uses the inner thigh to throw a challenger onto their back in hopes of a win.

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However, the 27th ranked Brown ran into a brick wall later, losing to No. 8 Alexandre Iddir of France after advancing to the Round of 16. Iddir scored a "wazari" (half a point) 2:30 into the match by way of the "ippon-seoi-nage", a one-arm shoulder throw.

According to the commentator on NBC Olympics’ live stream of the event, “Judo is all about adapting to your foe’s change of direction and moves.” Brown tried to be aggressive as he was down a penalty, but it backfired.

When Brown first got into judo, he hated it, previously telling TAPinto Piscataway he would try to lose matches on purpose when his dad forced him into the sport at the age of 11 after getting injured playing football. His dad was concerned about how much he sat around the house while he recovered.

But he eventually developed a love for the sport, and after graduating from Piscataway High School in 2009, Brown went on to attend San Jose State University where he was coached by the legendary Yosh Uchida, who was in attendance at the arena along with the Brown family.

And now that the 24 year-old’s first Olympic experience where he actually grappled on the big stage is over (he was a practice partner for the 2012 Olympics in London), his eyes are set for 2020 in Tokyo, where he hopes to not only improve, but to bring home a medal.

“The Olympics is amazing. It’s an unforgettable experience,” Brown said in an article with teamusa.org. “I left it all on the mat–it’s what I came here to do. I can’t wait for Tokyo 2020.”

Stayed tuned to TAPinto Piscataway for more on the talk of the town, Colton Brown.

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