Tuesday, 22 November 2022 12:17

Myers Wins Gold In Senegal

Melissa Myers poses for a photo after winning a gold medal at the Dakar Open in Senegal on Nov. 13. Photo provided by Melissa Myers of Jason Morris Judo Center. Melissa Myers poses for a photo after winning a gold medal at the Dakar Open in Senegal on Nov. 13. Photo provided by Melissa Myers of Jason Morris Judo Center.

DAKAR, SENEGAL — Melissa Myers from the Jason Morris Judo Center in Glenville won her first world tour event on Nov. 13, earning a gold medal at the Dakar Open in Senegal.

This result moves Myers into the top 100 on the world rankings for the first time in her career, as she now sits at #97 in the 70 kg weight class. Myers will stay on for the training camp in Senegal, then will compete on the second leg of the African tour this weekend in Yaounde, Cameroon, before returning to the USA. 

While Myers was in Dakar, her JMJC teammates were competing at the Ontario Open in Toronto. Jess Alaynick captured a gold in the +78 kg Under-21 division, while Justin Mata claimed a Silver medal in the 60 kg Under-21 category. 

Two-time Olympian Nick Delpopolo was a double medalist on the day, winning a bronze in the 81 kg Seniors division as well as picking up a bronze in the Open Weight category to close out the JMJC medal count.

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