Guam athlete taken to hospital in Vila

GUAM Judoka Deja Whitt is recovering after a stint in Port Vila Hospital last night

Deja Whitt
Deja Whitt

Whitt was injured in her final bout yesterday against Chloe Omo-Perraut of New Caledonia.

At just 15 seconds in to the bout, Whitt was thrown to the tatami.

Omo-Perraut’s ippon ended the match, leaving Whitt unable to move.

She was treated at the scene, before being taken to Port Vial Hospital.

She was later released suffering from a mild concussion.

Guam Chef de Mission Joey Miranda said Whitt had competed well all day, but a combination of heat and back-to-back bouts eventually took its toll.