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Travis Stevens
Travis Stevens celebrates after defeating Brazil’s Leandro Guilheiro, the top seed, to advance to the semifinals in the 81kg judo competition. Stevens went on to lose in the bronze medal match. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Judo action
Travis Stevens of the U.S. grapples with top seed Leandro Guilheiro of Brazil in the 81kg judo competition at the 2012 London Olympics. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Judo semifinals
Canada’s Antoine Valois-Fortier, left, competes with Travis Stevens of the U.S. during their bronze medal match in the men’s 81kg judo competition. (Franck Fife / AFP/Getty Images)
Travis Stevens vs. Antoine Valois-Fortier
Canada’s Antoine Valois-Fortier, top, flips over Travis Stevens of the United States during the men’s 81kg bronze medal match in judo at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Fortier won the match to take the bronze.  (Ryan Remiorz / Associated Press)
U.S. loss
Antoine Valois-Fortier of Canada reacts to defeating Travis Stevens of the United States for the bronze medal in the men’s 81kg judo competition. (Quinn Rooney / Getty Images)
Bronze winner
The Russian Federation’s Ivan Nifontov, top, reacts during his fight against Japan’s Takahiro Nakai for a bronze medal in the 81kg category in the London Olympic Games judo competition. (John G. Mabanglo / European Pressphoto Agency)
Judo gold
Kim Jae-Bum of South Korea celebrates his gold medal victory over Ole Bischof of Germany in the men’s 81kg judo final. (John G. Mabanglo / European Pressphoto Agency)
Gold for Slovenia
Xu Lili of China, left, fights with Urska Zolnir of Slovenia in the women’s 63kg final in judo. Zolnir won the gold.  (Christophe Karaba / European Pressphoto Agency)
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