Olympic champ Kayla Harrison a mentor and a fighter


Judo champ empowers others, too Kat Hasenauer Cornetta  Boston Herald Friday, July 29, 2016 http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2016/07/olympic_champ_kayla_harrison_a_mentor_and_a_fighter

My Rio Olympics Send-Off Couldn’t Have Made Me More Ready


My Rio Olympics Send-Off Couldn’t Have Made Me More Ready by Kayla Harrison Location: Home. Three weeks to go. I am in the middle of the final two weeks of training for the Rio Olympics. Two weeks of two-a-day judos and five sessions with my strength coach and his infamous circuits. Sleeping in my own bed helps, but only a little. Almost there. In the middle of the week, my two Olympic teammates, Marti and Angie, and I head to the mall Read more

Olympic Champ Kayla Harrison Leads Field at New York Open Judo Team Championship, Sunday, March 20, 2016


PRESS CONTACT: Carrie Gray PHONE: (516) 967-4729 EMAIL: publicity.judo@gmail.com PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Olympic Champ Kayla Harrison Leads Field at New York Open Judo Team Championship, Sunday, March 20 See Olympic and World Champions on the Road to Rio compete here in New York! New York, NY – Come see flips, body slams and arm bars at the New York Open Judo Team Championship on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at the New York Athletic Club. The New York Open Read more

A Letter to Youth Olympians


Kayla’s letter to youth olympians was recently published on teamusa.org. You can find the text below and read the entire article here at teamusa.org. Dear Youth Olympians, Congratulations on making the Youth Olympic Team! What an achievement! I can remember going to London with so much excitement and nervous energy – not knowing what to expect, but aiming high. It was my first Olympics and an experience I will never forget. It was an amazing inspiration just to be there Read more

Two years to Rio Olympics: More sports storylines


In London, the U.S. bettered its medal totals from Beijing in sports such as diving, tennis and wrestling. New champions also emerged in judo (Kayla Harrison) and boxing (Claressa Shields) READ MORE ON NBC SPORTS: http://olympictalk.nbcsports.com/2014/08/05/two-years-to-rio-olympics-sports-storylines-volleyball-basketball-diving-wrestling/

Olympic Champion Kayla Harrison Fighting To Change Lives


When Jimmy Pedro first saw Kayla Harrison on a judo mat back in 2005, he knew he was looking at a girl who needed help. Harrison was 16 years old at the time. They were at a tournament in Italy, where, in Pedro’s words, Harrison had “a miserable performance,” losing all four of her matches. Afterward, Pedro, a two-time Olympic bronze medalist, pulled Harrison aside. Read More: http://www.teamusa.org/News/2014/July/22/Olympic-Champion-Kayla-Harrison-Fighting-To-Change-Lives

Golden return for Harrison as action comes to close at Havana Grand Prix


Olympic champion Kayla Harrison returned to the world stage in style today as she powered to Judo Grand Prix gold inside the City Sports Coliseum on the final day of the Havana Grand Prix. Read more: http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/judo/1020609-golden-return-for-harrison-as-action-comes-to-close-at-havana-grand-prix