Judo: Waiakea’s LiAnn Yamamoto, Konawaena’s Bailey claim state gold

Kapoina Bailey.
Waiakea senior LiAnn Yamamoto won the 109-pound judo state title while her teammate and sister, sophomore Samantha Yamamoto, took third place in the 98 class.

LiAnn Yamamoto could hear her Waiakea teammates cheering her, filling her with additional ammunition. Her mind was clear and her body relaxed and ready to apply any judo technique necessary. The gold medal was finally within reach.