Thursday, 24 February 2022 13:43

Martin Reaches Round of 16 in Tel Aviv

Photo: JMJC’S Hannah Martin (blue uniform) gripping opponent in Tel Aviv. Photo provided. Photo: JMJC’S Hannah Martin (blue uniform) gripping opponent in Tel Aviv. Photo provided.

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Hannah Martin (33) from the Jason Morris Judo Center and Burnt Hills High School Alum made it to the round of 16 of the Tel Aviv Grand Slam on Feb. 20, losing only to eventual 63kg champion, Megumi Horikawa from Japan. This was Martin’s second event of her comeback from a 2-year absence due to having a baby. Martin rose 26 spots all the way up to #68 on the 63kg world ranking list due to this result. Martin had a career high world ranking of #9 in 2013. Melissa Myers (26) lost her opening bout to the #3 ranked, Sanne Van Dijke (Netherlands) and was eliminated. Max Alaynick (21) lost in the first round to Ifatch Badash (Israel) in his maiden Grand Slam event, closing out the JMJC athletes’ participation in Tel Aviv. Myers and Alaynick will head next to Poland for the Warsaw Open on Feb. 26.

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