The Olympic games are great events that have showcased the talents of people around the world every few years, and the 2016 Olympic games gave Travis Stevens an opportunity to show off his skills. It was no surprise that Travis Stevens takes silver for the United States. Stevens is a Judo and Jiu-jitsu black belt, and he worked hard to get to the tournament.
He is a three-time Olympian as he has participated in the 2008, 2012, and now the 2016 games, but every one of those tournaments have been very different experiences for him. He saw each game as one event, with its own identity. Still, 2016 proved to be a special event for him as it was the first time that he was able to earn a metal for the United States. The match was against a very powerful fighter from Russia by the name of Khasan Khalmurzaev. Stevens was able to overpower him by using strong groundwork, which eventually won him the medal.
The 2016 Rio Olympics are not over, but they have definitely introduced a major player to the world, and Stevens could not be prouder of his performance for his country and for the sport.