Athlete Profile

Angelica Delgado is Picking Her Fights

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Angelic Delgado

US Judoka Angelica Delgado is focused on her second Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020, but this year her campaign involves the Pan Am Games and Pan Am Championships

Athlete Profile Show is presented by Chris Stafford

Podcast length: 40′ 58″

Olympic Judo player Angelica Delgado is fighting her for a place in her second Olympic Games with a strong campaign that will take her all the way to Tokyo. At 29 she is coming to her peak and with a record that includes 4-time Pam Am Championship medalist, 2-time Pan Am Games medalist, five-time National Champion and 16-time World Cup medalist as well as seven times as a World team member, she is on track to make this the best run of her career.  Fully funded by the USOC as an elite athlete Angie is focused on a medal in Tokyo in the -52kg category with a strict daily routine and demanding schedule.  On her itinerary this year is the Pan Am Championships in Lima, a Grand Prix in Baku, Azerbaijan followed by a Grand Slam at the end of May, then it’s on to Israel for training at the Wingate Institute and back to Lima for the Pan Am Games.  Chris Stafford caught up with Angie before another busy training day.

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Name: Angelica Delgado

Sport: Judo

Weight Class: -52kg

DOB: 12/14/1990

Hometown: Miami, Fla.

Team/Club: USA Judo National Training Site at Ki-Itsu-Sai / NYAC

Coach(es): Jhonny Prado/ German Velazco

Delgado got into Judo because of her father who was a member of the Cuban National Team before defecting.

Olympic Experience:

-2016 Olympic Games

World Championship Experience:

– 7x World Team Member

National Titles:

– 5x National Champion

World Cups:

– 16 x World Cup medalist

Pan American Championships:

– 4 x medalist

Pan American Games:

– 2 x medalist

Other Career Highlights


7th – Paris Grand Slam

5th – Tbilisi Grand Prix

2nd – Pan American Championships

1st – USA Judo National Championships

5th – China Grand Prix

3rd – Croatia Grand Prix

7th – Budapest Grand Prix

9th – World Championships


Oberwart European Open – Bronze

Pan American Senior Championships – Bronze

Grand Prix Cancun – Bronze

Paris Grand Slam – Fifth

Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – Fifth

Croatia Grand Prix – Fifth


Pan American Open, Buenos Aires – Bronze

Pan American Open, Lima – Bronze

Pan American Championships – Bronze

Senior National Championships- First

Croatia Grand Prix – Bronze

Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – Bronze

Olympic Experience

  • 2016 Olympic Games

World Championship Experience

  • 2018 Senior World Championships
  • 2017 Senior World Championships

Other Career Highlights

  • 2018 Panamerican Senior Championships – Silver
  • 2018 Zagreb Grand Prix – Bronze
  • 2018 Hohhot Grand Prix – 5th
  • 2018 Tbilisi Grand Prix – 5th
  • 2018 Paris Grand Slam – 7th
  • 2018 Budapest Grand Prix – 7th
  • 2018 Cancun Grand Prix – 7th
  • 2017 Oberwart European Open – Bronze
  • 2017 Pan American Senior Championships – Bronze
  • 2017 Grand Prix Cancun – Bronze
  • 2017 Paris Grand Slam – 5th
  • 2017 Zagreb Grand Prix – 5th
  • 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – 5th
  • 2016 Grand Slam Abu Dhabi – Silver
  • 2016 Grand Prix Zagreb – Bronze







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