It Took 50 Years, but Judo Pioneer Finally Got Her Medal - NBC New York

    It Took 50 Years, but Judo Pioneer Finally Got Her Medal

    Rena "Rusty" Kanogkogi was presented with a gold medal by the New York State YMCA. Only men could compete in the Judo Championship in 1959. Rusty competed and won, but was stripped of her original medal because of her sex. (Published Friday, Aug 21, 2009) Rena "Rusty" Kanogkogi was presented with a gold medal by the New York State YMCA. Only men could compete in the Judo Championship in 1959. See More