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Mar 10 JUDO: Williams-Murray Wins Silver Medal at New York Open

March 10, 2008, 1 a.m. (ET)
Williams-Murray Wins Silver Medal at New York Open Two-time New York Open Champion Taraje Williams-Murray (Wakefield, Mass. / NYAC / USA Judo National Team FORCE) had the best result for a U.S. player on Sunday, winning a silver medal in the 60kg division at the New York Open in New York City. After a first-round bye, Williams-Murray threw Zaur Jalilzade (New Hope, Minn. / Midway Judo Club) for ippon and defeated Jeff Fujimoto (Los Angeles, Calif. / Sawtelle Judo) on points to advance to the final where he lost a controversial match to three-time New York Open medalist Marek Krecielewski (POL). The following athletes also reached the podium, winning bronze medals: Jeremy Liggett (Glenville, N.Y. / NYAC / USA Judo National Training Site at the Jason Morris Judo Center / 66kg) Michael Eldred (Fruitland, Idaho / Western Idaho Judo Institute / 73kg) Travis Stevens (Glenville, N.Y. / USA Judo National Training Site at the Jason Morris Judo Center / 81kg) Anthony Turner (Miami, Fla. / USA Judo National Training Site at North Miami / +100kg) Complete results are as follows: 60kg 1. Marek Krecielewski (POL) 2. Taraje Williams-Murray (Wakefield, Mass. / NYAC / USA Judo National Team FORCE) 3. Jose Romero (ECU) 3. Sergio Pessoa Jr. (CAN) 5. Jeff Fujimoto (Los Angeles, Calif. / Sawtelle Judo) 5. Rafael Moscoso (USA) 66kg 1. Michal Popiel (CAN) 2. Gregory Grangier (FRA) 3. Gerhard Zeitler (GER) 3. Jeremy Liggett (Glenville, N.Y. / NYAC / USA Judo National Training Site at the Jason Morris Judo Center) 5. Nate Torra (El Cerrito, Calif. / NYAC / East Bay Judo Institute) 5. Justin Flores (Glenville, N.Y. / USA Judo National Training Site at the Jason Morris Judo Center) 73kg 1. Toni Lettner (GER) 2. Vladimir Oleinic (POR) 3. Nick Tritton (CAN) 3. Michael Eldred (Fruitland, Idaho / Western Idaho Judo Institute 5. Chuck Jefferson (San Jose, Calif. / USA Judo National Training Site at San Jose State University) 5. Edwin Vallejo (COL) 81kg 1. Shota Inaba (JPN) 2. Kalem Kachur (CAN) 3. Travis Stevens (Glenville, N.Y. / USA Judo National Training Site at the Jason Morris Judo Center) 3. Genadiy Bilodid (UKR) 5. Antoine Valois-Fortier (CAN) 5. Tom Reed (GBR) 90kg 1. Hugo Pessanha (BRA) 2. Bjorn Bachmann (GER) 3. Takenori Shimuta (JPN) 3. Robert Edward (CAN) 5. Jacob Larson (Santa Rosa, Calif. / Redwood Coast Judo) 5. Landry Ambouroue (Richland, Texas / Ruben Martin Judo) 100kg 1. Luciano Correa (BRA) 2. Leondardo Leite (BRA) 3. Sylvain Potard (FRA) 3. Keith Morgan (CAN) 5. Eduardo Costa (ARG) 5. Sidi Aouidate (FRA) +100kg 1. Joao Schlittler (BRA) 2. Joel Brutus (HAI) 3. Yasutaka Ohkawa (JPN) 3. Anthony Turner (Miami, Fla. / USA Judo National Training Site at North Miami) 5. Daniel McCormick (Wakefield, Mass. / USA Judo National Team FORCE) 5. Eduard Grams (GER)
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