When Jimmy Pedro competed at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australi, he was the most decorated American athlete in the sport of Judo and the favorite to win the gold. However, he was beset with a series of misfortunes that day and walked away from the mat and his career without a medal. But after two years of retirement, he launched an unprecedented comeback and despite odds against him, fought his way to glory at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.
In this special edition DVD, Jimmy shares his personal account of his remarkable career which has spanned over 20 years. From the mat at his father's home-town dojo to the mat in 4 Olympic Games, Jimmy tells the stories of gut wrenching injuries, heartbreaking defeats, and glorious victories. He relayes his story like no other can and gives his insights into the training techniques, the competitive strategies and the discipline that it takes to be a champion in one of the most difficult of all fighting sports. Filled with footage of his greatest victories, this is an inspirational portrait of a dedicated, world class athlete who fought the odds to victory.