Most people go to Rio de Janeiro to vacation, but Ronda went to win a medal. It was the first world champion medal for a U.S. woman in judo since 1995. Ronda’s been taking opponents down by armbar ever since her mom taught her how to do it best.
Here’s a cool biography about Ronda from the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. She talks about how much easier it is fighting girls because she is so used to fighting guys who are bigger than her, the trials that she went through and her cat Beijing. Check out the bio here.