The United States Association of Blind Athletes is pleased to announce Myles Porter as silver medalist at the Sensei Memorial Invitational Judo Tournament in San Jose, CA, in February, 2008. Porter (Colorado Springs, CO / USA Judo National Training Site; Olympic Training Center) placed second in the 100 kg division behind Rustu Yildirim (Huntington Beach, CA/ Orange County Judo Training Center). Porter's silver medal marks his return to the Senior National roster where he is only the third legally blind athlete ever to become nationally ranked among sighted players.
"We are so proud to have Myles be nationally ranked among sighted competitors," said Coach Raul Tamayo. "Myles and his teammates work hard at their training and are prime examples of what potential those who are blind and visually impaired have in an athletic arena."
The Tournament, held Sunday, February 10, 2008, at the San Jose State University Event Center, hosted one hundred and twenty-five senior elite competitors. For a complete list of results, please visit http://www.usjudo.org/2008sanjoseresults. asp.
Porter was joined at the tournament by his teammates on the USABA National Judo Team sponsored by Tiger Claw. Participating athletes included Lisamaria Martinez, 70 kg, of Union City, CA; Greg DeWall, +100 kg, of San Fransisco, CA; and Scott Jones, 81 kg, of Little Rock, AR. Each athlete also took part in a training camp at Cahill's Judo Academy in San Bruno, CA, on the Friday/Saturday before the competition, as well as on the two days following.
Coaches included Willy Cahill of San Bruno, CA, Raul Tamayo of Redwood City, CA, and Scott Moore of Englewood, CO. The training camp and tournament were the first of two mandatory events at which athletes competed to qualify for the Paralympic trials.
Source Citation:"Myles Porter wins silver medal in Judo.(USABA)(Brief article)." Palaestra 24.2 (Spring 2008): 14(2). Popular Magazines. Gale. BROWARD COUNTY LIBRARY. 16 May 2009
Gale Document Number:A190050751
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