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Local Judo masters take off to London for Olympic games


ALBANY, N.Y. - Two Glenville masters in the martial arts form "Judo" are headed to the Olympics.

Judo is one of the most popular sports in the world, and Kyle Vashkulat and Nick Depopolo are off to what they call the "Superbowl" of Judo.

"This is a high up as you can get. This is it. The Olympics are the height of why we do this sport," says Depopolo.

Vashkulat and Depopolo will go head to head in London with the best Judo masters, or "Judokas," in the world. They say they are not nervous; they are focused.

"I've done everything right. I've trained hard. I'm ready to go out there and do it," says Vashkulat, who will compete on August 2nd. Depopolo will compete July 31st.

The two left from Albany Airport Tuesday evening.
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