Nicole Stout is a Team USA judo athlete and a 2020 and 2024 Olympic hopeful. The 22-year-old has been dominating national and international competitions since her early teens, and she is gearing up for her first Olympic games in Tokyo. Stout has always competed in sports and began her training in gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and ballet. She changed tack at age 13 and took up judo, a sport her father and brother both loved and practiced themselves. Outside of judo practice, Stout’s intense training regimen includes a variety of heavy lifts, such as her favorite — the clean-and-jerk — and plenty of cardio work. Her favorite judo throw is the uchimata, and her favorite food is sushi. She is currently taking classes at Harvard University online.