NPR Story – In Kayla Harrison, U.S. Has Chance For Judo Gold, And A ‘Comeback Kid’ Story

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Kayla Harrison, who is on the U.S. judo team, is going to the Olympics for the first time.

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Story by Karen Given, NPR

Kayla Harrison, 22, is the best chance the United States has to win its first Olympic gold medal in the sport of judo. Like many of the world’s best athletes, Harrison’s road to London wasn’t easy.

Since she was little, Kayla Harrison has only had two goals. To win a world championship, which she did in 2010, and to win an Olympic gold medal, which she’ll attempt for the first time in London.

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