KAYLA HARRISON AND USA JUDO IN HISTORIC PARTNERSHIP

06.28.2016

  KAYLA HARRISON AND USA JUDO IN HISTORIC PARTNERSHIP Olympic Champion to Operate National Championship and Create Annual Kayla Harrison Cup (Colorado Springs; June 28, 2016) Kayla Harrison, the first ever American Olympic gold medalist in judo, and USA Judo Chief Executive Jose Rodriguez announced today that they had reached an historic agreement whereby Harrison’s company, KHE, Inc., will assume control of organizing and operating the US National Championships for five years beginning with the 2018 edition. It is believed Read more

Kayla Harrison Named USOC Female Athlete of the Month

06.08.2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Outstanding performances during the month of May earned judokas Kayla Harrison and Travis Stevens, and beach volleyball duo April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings Best of May honors for the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, the United States Olympic Committee announced today. Harrison made history by becoming the first American judoka to win two gold medals at a world masters event. Harrison defended her title in Guadalajara, Mexico, against rival Mayra Aguiar from Brazil. The Read more

KAYLA HARRISON ANNOUNCES COLLABORATION WITH BUSTLE.COM

06.01.2016

  OLYMPIC STAR KAYLA HARRISON ANNOUNCES COLLABORATION WITH BUSTLE.COM World #1 To Share Her Rio Journey With BUSTLE.COM Readers Lynnfield, MA (May 31, 2016); Kayla Harrison, fresh off a gold medal performance at the International Judo Federation World Masters in Mexico, announced today that she will be collaborating with women’s site, Bustle.com, on a diary-style series based on her road to Rio. Harrison, America’s only Olympic judo gold medalist–male or female–will offer an inside glimpse into what’s it like to Read more

Judo world rankings: Women

05.11.2016

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