Kayla Harrison And The Armbar That Won Her Olympic Gold In Rio

 

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Kayla Harrison And The Armbar That Won Her Olympic Gold In Rio

 

Born in Middletown, Ohio, Harrison took up judo at the age of six, having been introduced to the sport by her mother, who was a black belt. She graduated from Middletown High School (Ohio) in the west side of town.

 

She began training under coach Daniel Doyle, and won two national championships by the age of 15. However, during that period Doyle was abusing Harrison, who reported it to another judoka, who in turn told Harrison’s mother. She subsequently reported this to the police. Doyle was convicted and sentenced to a ten-year prison term. A month after the abuse was revealed, she moved away from her home in Ohio to move to Boston to train with Jimmy Pedro and his father. [Source]

 

In the player below you can check out the fantastic armbar that won Kayla the gold!