LONDON (AP) -- American Marti Malloy has eliminated second-seeded Telma Monteiro of Portugal in the Olympic judo competition and will fight for a medal in the women's 57-kilogram competition on Monday afternoon.
Monteiro defeated Malloy in their two last meetings, but on Monday Malloy fought off Monteiro's aggressive attempts to grip her uniform and repeatedly tried to throw the Portuguese competitor.
The fight went into overtime, when Malloy swept Monteiro's foot to make the winning yuko throw.
Malloy won her next two bouts, one with a match-ending ippon and the other by unanimous judges' decision. She will next fight in the semifinal.
Last week, Pedro predicted that if Malloy could get past Monteiro, she would be likely to make it to the semifinals of the women's 57-kilogram division and fight for a medal.
In the men's 73-kilogram division, top-seeded Wang Ki-chun of South Korea beat American Nick Delpopolo in the quarterfinals.
After an aggressive performance from both fighters but no decisive throws or hold-downs, the judges ruled Wang the winner.
Delpopolo will compete in the repechage competition later Monday for a bronze medal.