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For Kayla Harrison, sacrifices paid off with judo gold
For Kayla Harrison, sacrifices paid off with judo gold

When that Olympic gold medal for judo is hung around your neck, you know you're the best in the world. Sometimes Kayla Harrison, 24, hated the endless training, missing movie nights and even the prom, but having the ability to visualize her success coupled with a clear objective to be the champion allowed her to persevere in London 2012, and perhaps again in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. Judo seems an unconventional choice of sport for any child. What prompted your interest? I started when I was 6 because my mother had taken judo in college and she wanted me to learn self-defense. She enrolled me in the local dojo, and I just really enjoyed it. Before that I played a little bit of...

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