#1 U.S. ranking Judo Olympian, Taylor Takata

18 08 2008

Taylor Takata has held the #1 U.S. ranking in judo this year after several years of moving among the rankings. Taylor dominated his U.S. opponents to win the Trials in June and a rightful place on his first Olympic Team.

Taylor’s competition at the Olympic Games was the culmination of a long journey; he just placed ninth in the 66kg division on Sunday.

Gold next time, just you wait!

Taylor has said,

“It’s been great to be here and experience the Olympics and fight the best guys in the world”

He recently tried adopting a new attacking style, likening it to the way a predator stalks his prey. Usually it works pretty spectacularly:

What’s most surprising? Off the mat, Taylor is incredibly laid back. For fun, he goes fishing, swimming, and to the beach.

More fun facts?
Taylor is a TV junkie, he loves the Food Network and watching his favorite team, the Boston Red Sox. Favorite show? The Discovery channel’s “The Deadliest Catch.”


We were dismayed to find that there wasn’t a huge wikipedia article on Taylor…

To fix this problem, we immediately created an entry for him. You may find the article by clicking here. You may login with the following information:
Username: aaambassador
Password: password

We hope you do this with other Asian heroes who will be highlighted by your hard work. Thank you!


Image from: http://www.taylortakata.com/Home_Page.php





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