Team USA’s Michael Eldred takes bronze medal at the Grand Prix Qingdao in China

Eldred, 73 kg (Western Idaho Judo Institute, Fruitland, ID), won three rounds to reach the semi-finals, edging Chol Su Kim of North Korea with flags in golden-score overtime; defeating Belgium’s Kirk Van Tichelt by wazari; and Italy’s Giovanni Di Cristo by a yuko.

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