Kayla Harrison

When Kayla Harrison won gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games, she became the first American judoka of either gender to become an Olympic champion. In 2010, Harrison became only the fourth American to win a world title; she is the 2015 Pan American Games champion and the #1 judoka in the world in her division. She has nine individual Senior National Championships spread over three weight divisions. Harrison will set her sights on defending her Olympic title in Rio on August 11, 2016.

This Is What Olympic Training Is Really Like

Location: Perpignan, France. Middle of Nowhere Judoka Training Camp. Before I even open my eyes, my mind is already churning. So many thoughts are running through my head. Rio is always first. What's for breakfast? What's the training menu for…
By Kayla Harrison