The U.S. has never won a gold medal in men’s judo. The last American male to win a medal was Jimmy Pedro, the current USA Judo coach, at the 2004 Games.
Stevens started his 2016 Olympic Journey Against Sweden’s Robin Pacek, going straight through the first round.
His next opponent was Sabirov Shakzodbek of Uzbekistan in Quarter Finals:
He went up against Georgia’s Tchrikshbili in the Semi Finals:
And in the finals battled Russia’s Khasan Khalmurzaev:
Watch Stevens receive his Silver Medal: