Harrison earned her second Olympic gold medal in 2016 and finished the year ranked No. 1 in the world in the -78kg weight class. She is the first American (male or female) judoka to ever win a gold medal at the Olympic Games and successfully defended her 2012 title in London.
-Ranked #1 in the world in the -78kg weight class
-2016 Olympic gold medalist
-2016 gold medalist at the Grand Prix Budapest
-2016 gold medalist at the IJF World Masters Guadalajara
-2016 gold medalist at the Pan American Championships
-2016 silver medalist Grand Slam Paris
-2016 bronze medalist at the Grand Prix Havana
Most Important Accomplishment:
Kayla Harrison is the first American (Male or Female) judoka to ever win a gold medal at the Olympic Games. She defended her Olympic title in 2016, winning back-to-back golds in London 2012 and Rio 2016.