Kayla Harrison (USA) - Grand Prix Budapest (2015, HUN) - © IJF Media Team, IJF

Kayla Harrison (USA) - Grand Prix Budapest (2015, HUN) - © IJF Media Team, IJF

Kayla Harrison's Olympic journey ends with a gold medal!

Kayla Harrison's Journey Ends with Gold Medal

Kayla Harrison is probably the U.S.'s best chance at Olympic gold in judo, but it's what she's overcome that makes her a champion already. Karen Given reports Harrison's story.

Kayla Harrison is probably the U.S.'s best chance at Olympic gold in judo, but it's what she's overcome that makes her a champion already. Karen Given reports Harrison's story.

Kayla Harrison - Judo   First gold medal for the USA in Judo Women kicken a**!!

London 2012 Olympic Predictions: 10 Athletes Who Will End USA Medal Droughts

Kayla Harrison - Judo First gold medal for the USA in Judo Women kicken a**!!

Kayla Harrison wins first ever Gold medal for USA in Judo and she overcame abuse by her first coach to do it!  Power, dignity, triumph!

Harrison clinches United States' first judo gold

Kayla Harrison wins first ever Gold medal for USA in Judo and she overcame abuse by her first coach to do it! Power, dignity, triumph!

American Kayla Harrison (white) competes against Hungary's Abigel Joo (blue) during the women's 78kg elimination round. Harrison went on to win gold in the event

USA Olympic medalists

American Kayla Harrison (white) competes against Hungary's Abigel Joo (blue) during the women's 78kg elimination round. Harrison went on to win gold in the event

Kayla Harrison: first-ever gold for US judo forged from adversity

Kayla Harrison: first-ever gold for US judo forged from adversity

Kayla Harrison was sexually abused by her coach as a teenager, but finding support and love in a new setting helped turn around her life and set her on a path to Olympic judo gold Thursday.

Kayla Harrison, USA Judo Gold Medalist

Kayla Harrison wins judo gold, athlete honor

Kayla Harrison earns first U.S. judo gold

Kayla Harrison earns first U.S. judo gold

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In This Photo:   Gemma Gibbons,   Kayla Harrison  Kayla Harrison of the United States (white) and Gemma Gibbons of Great Britain compete in the Women's -78 kg Judo on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 2, 2012 in London, England.        (document.write(LocalTime.getMDY('August 01, 2012 16:00'));August 1, 20122012-08-01 16:00:00 - Source: Laurence Griffiths/Getty

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In This Photo: Gemma Gibbons, Kayla Harrison Kayla Harrison of the United States (white) and Gemma Gibbons of Great Britain compete in the Women's -78 kg Judo on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 2, 2012 in London, England. (document.write(LocalTime.getMDY('August 01, 2012 16:00'));August 1, 20122012-08-01 16:00:00 - Source: Laurence Griffiths/Getty

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