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Dutch Judoka Attends Rio Olympics as an Alternate

Imagine training and competing for years in an individual sport to try to reach your goal of competing in the Olympics, only to have your hopes dashed by a decision off the field of play. That's what happened to Juul Franssen, a Dutch judoka (an expert in judo). Franssen has had success at every level of her sport, winning European Championships in three age categories: U17 in 2006, U20 in 2008, and U23 in 2012 and 2013, all in the 57 kg weight class. She also was a...

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