New Jersey cheers on local athlete in second Olympic games

The Piscataway native had already qualified for the Olympic judo team in March of 2020, but the pandemic put his Tokyo dreams in jeopardy.

News 12 Staff

Jul 26, 2021, 12:53 PM

Updated 990 days ago

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New Jersey native and Olympian Colton Brown is gearing up for his second Olympic games.  
The Piscataway native had already qualified for the Olympic judo team in March of 2020, but the pandemic put his Tokyo dreams in jeopardy. 
“This was a grueling process with Covid, so this is going to be a special Olympics for me and I kind of know this might be my last time out there so it means even more,” Brown said.  
The 29-year-old was able to requalify last month based on his world rankings.  
Brown advanced to the round of 16 in his division at the Rio games, but is hoping for a better result in Tokyo.  
He says his past Olympic experience will help him 
Brown still trains in New Jersey, and says the support he receives from the community will fuel him to be the best version of himself when he takes the stage in Tokyo. 


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