Ronda Rousey: A Brief Biography

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Ronda Rousey Biography Ronda Rousey was born on February 1, 1987, in Riverside, California. Born with her umbilical cord wrapped around her neck, Rousey nearly died. Rousey had slight brain damage, which impeded her ability to speak until she was 6.
Rousey struggled in class and was homeschooled for parts of elementary and high school. Rousey found an outlet for her frustration when her mom persuaded her to do judo. Her mom, Anna Marie De Mars, was a gold-winning judo champion, she then began drilling her.
At the age of 15, Rousey was named to the United States Olympic team, at 16 she became the youngest American to earn the national No. 1 ranking in the women’s half-middleweight division. Rousey claimed gold at that year’s World Junior
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