The youngest of a family of judokists, Minkin represented the United States in the 52-kg class at the 2004 Olympic Games. She was an alternate at the 2000 Games in Sydney. Minkin lost to Raffaella Imbriani of Germany in the round of 32 at the under-52 kilograms judo event. Imbriani's failure to advance to the semi-finals meant that the American judoka did not qualify for the consolation round.
Minkin began competing in judo at the age of five, she is a three-time U.S. National champion (1998, 2000, and 2002), her first title coming at the age of 16. She has competed in the World Championships in 2001 and 2003 and is a student at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs.
Birth and Death Dates:
b. November 13, 1981
San Francisco, California
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