Rousey lost in her first match to silver medalist Claudia Heill in the 63 kg bracket. judoka in nearly 10 years to win an A-Level tournament as she went 5-0 to claim gold at the Birmingham World Cup in Great Britain. In February 2007, Rousey moved up to 70 kg where she ranked as one of the top three women in the world.
Also in 2004, Rousey won a gold medal at the World Junior Judo Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Later that year, the 19-year-old won the bronze medal at the Junior World Championships, becoming the first U. She won the silver medal at the 2007 World Judo Championships in the middleweight division and the gold medal at the 2007 Pan American Games.
Rousey defeated Annett Boehm by Yuko to win a bronze medal (note: judo offers two bronze medals per weight class).
With the victory, Rousey became the first American to win an Olympic medal in women's judo since its inception as an Olympic sport in 1992. After winning her Olympic medal, Rousey shared a studio apartment with a roommate in Venice Beach, California and worked three jobs as a bartender and cocktail waitress to support herself and her dog.
Rousey defeated D'Alelio by technical submission due to an armbar early in the first round. Rousey claimed that D'Alelio yelled "tap" more than once and that D'Alelio denied this and claimed to have yelled "AAAAHHH".This speech disorder was attributed to being born with her umbilical cord wrapped around her neck.When Rousey was three years old, her mother and father moved from Riverside, California, to Jamestown, North Dakota, to obtain intensive speech therapy with specialists at Minot State University.When Ronda started learning judo, her mom took her to judo clubs run by her old teammates.Ronda went to Hayastan MMA Academy run by Gokor Chivichyan, where she trained with fellow future MMA fighters Manny Gamburyan and Karo Parisyan.