FRIDAY MARCH 18, 2016 at 11:30 AM NEW YORK ATHLETIC CLUB 180 Central Park South New York, New York 10019 WHAT: 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 Read more
On Friday, Kayla won the Bronze Medal at the 2014 World Judo Championships in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Read more here.
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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
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/
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
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
FRANCE – Kayla Harrison didn’t have the day she wanted. She entered the 2011 World Judo Championships in Paris intent on winning her second consecutive world title, but instead will bring home a bronze medal. The title went to France’s Audrey Tcheumeo, whom Harrison fought in the semi-final match in front of 12,000 French judo fans. Tcheumeo took the lead half-way through the match and held on to the time limit to win. “The French girl looked good and earned her world title today,” Read more
PUERTO LA CRUZ, VENEZUELA – World Judo Champion Kayla Harrison continued her medals rampage, winning a silver at the World Cup in Venezuela this weekend. Harrison, who is the reigning world judo champion in the women’s -78 kg weight division, trains with Team FORCE in Wakefield, Mass., and is originally from Middletown, Ohio. She entered the tournament ranked number two in the world. She received a bye in the first round and faced Diana Chala of Ecuador in the second round. Harrison threw her opponent for Read more
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – Kayla Harrison, the United States’ newest world judo champion, captured a gold medal Sunday morning at the European Judo Union World Cup for Women in Birmingham, England. Coming off a silver medal performance in Uzebekistan one week earlier, Harrison, 20, dominated all four matches by ippon, the equivalent of a technical knockout in boxing. Despite competing sick, she defeated Anastasia Dmitrieva of Russia in the opening round, and then went on to beat Jennifer Kuypers of Netherlands and Poland’s Daria Pogorzelec. In the Read more