How does Sarah Chung bring it home? By proudly representing Chicago as a competitive judo athlete. Sarah was born legally blind and, although she found her way to judo, she actually grew up trying a number of different sports including taekwondo, soccer and cross country. At 15 she attended an all-girls sports camp focused on empowering young women with disabilities. It was there that she first saw a judo demonstration. In December of 2013, she began her training at the Menomonee Judo Club: Paralympic National Training Center in Chicago.
Although Sarah started doing Judo just over a year and a half ago, she's made quite a big impression in a short period of time. Through her work ethic and unquestioned dedication, Sarah is already ranked #1 in the United States in the Female +70kg Paralympic division and represented Team USA at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.