Having been born on December 12, 1984, N. Cutro-Kelly is now a top-tier judoka. She is an athlete that participates in judo and sambo.
In the Tokyo, Japan, Summer Olympics of 2020, she competed as a woman in the +78 kg weight class.
As a member of Team USA, Cutro-Kelly has taken part in eight Judo World Championships. She holds a fifth-degree black belt and competes as a heavyweight.
Union College in Schenectady, New York is where Cutro-Kelly earned her Bachelor’s degree.
And Université de Rennes in Rennes, France is where she earned her Master’s degree. She is bisexual and proud of it.
Despite an Opening Round Exit the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Represent a Dream Fulfilled for USA Judo’s N. Cutro-Kelly
It took a little longer than N. Cutro-Kelly (Albany, N.Y./Selma, Texas/Universal Judo/ Universite de Rennes – Rennes, France) would have liked to get to the Olympics.
But standing on the Olympic tatami at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo 2020ne Olympic Judo competition is a dream come true.
Kelly remains optimistic about the future despite her disappointing first-round loss to Slovenia’s Anamari Velensek (11-0).
Kelly: “I knew that she was strong on the mat, I knew that was going to be a dangerous place.”
Hopefully the next heavyweight to fight here will fare better, and I for one am looking forward to coming home and teaching some of my younger athletes.
Kelly, when asked what it means to her to be an Olympian, responded, “I hope this puts me in the position where I can help other people to prepare better in the future.”
Ten years ago, I wish I had known what I know today about how to advance in one’s job. I’m hoping to share what I’ve learned with my classmates and fellow athletes.
N. Cutro-Kelly to Become Oldest U.S. Olympic Judoka in History
On Monday, USA Judo unveiled the final U.S. Olympic judo roster; two competitors were added to the group that will compete in Tokyo, and it became evident that one would make history.
According to Olympedia.org, N. Cutro-Kelly will make history as the oldest U.S. judoka in the sport’s 57-year Olympic history.
When the women’s +78kg division competes on July 30, Cutro-Kelly will be 36 years and 217 days old, or around 34 days older than Celita Schutz.
Was when she competed in her third and last Olympics in Athens in 2004.
Cutro-Kelly is the fourth-oldest female Olympic judo competitor. The oldest was 42-year-old Carmen Chalá of Ecuador in 2008.
Cutro-Kelly has been participating internationally since 2008, and in that time she has won five medals at Pan American championships or Games.
Despite this, the 10-time U.S. champion will be making her Olympic debut in a matter of weeks.
In the judo reallocation procedure, she and Nefeli Papadakis were both given Olympic berths.