Video-In Focus – Clash of Titans AGUIAR (BRA) vs HARRISON (USA)
The end of the qualifying period in judo for the 2016 Rio Olympics is fast-approaching, and the International Judo Federation’s world rankings list will be the basis for determing which athletes earn the privilege of competing in Rio. The final Grand Slam of the Olympic qualifying period was held May 6-8 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Those results are reflected in the newest rankings. The qualifying period ends on May 30, 2016. There are only two events left at which athletes can Read more
Excelle Sports staff members Adele Jackson-Gibson and Kim Vandenberg got a crash course in judo from the great Kayla Harrison this week. After the lesson, Jackson-Gibson talked to Harrison about the process. Take a look!
HARRISON WINS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP; SETS SIGHTS ON RIO Olympic Champion Wins 9th US Title in Dallas Qualifies for Rio as World #1 Judoka Dallas, TX (April 9): Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison, the world #1 judoka, claimed her ninth US National title today in Dallas at the US National Championships with a perfect 3-0 round robin record including a final round win over Alyssa Zawack by Ippon with Koshi Guruma. Harrison will now set her sights on defending her Olympic Read more
PRESS RELEASE OLYMPIC CHAMPION KAYLA HARRISON TO COMPETE IN US NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS American Judo Star to appear in final US event before Rio Games Lynnfield, MA (April 4, 2016); Kayla Harrison, the first ever American Olympic Gold Medalist—male or female—in the sport of judo, announced today that she will be competing on April 9 at the USA Senior National Championships at the Irving Convention Center in Irving, Texas. Harrison, who recently launched her own fitness clothing line (Fuji by Kayla) Read more
PRESS RELEASE OLYMPIC CHAMPION KAYLA HARRISON ANNOUNCES NEW CLOTHING LINE First Ever American Judo Gold Medalist Unveils Fitness Line Designed With Everyday Athlete in Mind. New York (March 18, 2016); Kayla Harrison, the first ever American Olympic Gold Medalist—male or female—in the sport of judo, introduced the Fuji by Kayla clothing line today at the New York Athletic Club. Harrison, who is getting ready for the New York Open Championships on Sunday, which take place the NYAC, designed the line Read more
Kayla Harrison on the Today Show 3/18/16
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
KAYLA HARRISON, 25, IS THE ONLY U.S. ATHLETE, MALE OR FEMALE, TO WIN AN OLYMPIC GOLD IN JUDO. OFF THE MAT, SHE’S BECOME AN ADVOCATE FOR VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ABUSE AFTER REVEALING HER OWN ABUSE BY A FORMER COACH.