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Kayla Harrison personal details

First Name Kayla
Last Name Harrison
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Birth Name Kayla Harrison
Age 28 
Date of Birth July 2, 1990
Born Middletown, Ohio, United States
Residence Wakefield, Massachusetts, United States
Status Active
Nationality American
Weight class Lightweight
Weight range 146 - 172lbs / 66 - 78kg
Preferred 155lbs / 70kg
Height 5ft 8in / 172cm
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Kayla Harrison martial arts details

Judo 6th Degree Black Belt
2x Olympic Champion
MMA Professional
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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Practitioner
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Boxing Practitioner
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Kayla Harrison fight history

W Brittney Elkin Armbar MMA 06/21/18 PFL 2018 #2: Regular Season, Chicago Theater, Chicago, Illinois, United States
3:18 R1 Pro Lightweight • 155 lbs • Main Card • Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs)

 

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Kayla Harrison’s Bio

Kayla Harrison is a female Judoka from the United States.

Kayla Harrison began training in Judo at the age of 6. She is the first Olympic Judo Champion, male or female, from the United States.
Kayla was awarded her 6th Degree Black Belt in Judo on August 31st, 2016. At this time, she was the youngest American to earn this rank.

After winning her second Olympic Gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics, Kayla transitioned from Judo to a professional MMA career. In October of 2016, it was announced that she had signed with WSOF to make her MMA debut.

Personal Life

At the age of 16, Kayla publicly spoke about experiencing years of sexual abuse from a Judo instructor. Kayla delivered a victim impact statement at his hearing, and hopes her profile as an athlete will empower other women. Kayla created the Fearless Foundation in response to child sexual abuse.

Achievements

Judo Titles

2016 - 2016 Olympic Games | Rio de Janeiro, Judo -78kg  Gold
2016 - Judo Grand Prix | Budapest, -78kg  Gold
2016 - IJF World Judo Masters Championships | Guadalajara, -78kg  Gold
2016 - Pan American Judo Championships | Havana, -78kg  Gold
2016 - U.S. National Judo Championships | Dallas, -78kg  Gold
2016 - Judo Grand Slam | Paris, -78kg  Silver
2016 - Judo Grand Prix | Havana, -78kg  Bronze
2015 - IJF Prestige Ranking Judo Tournament | -78kg  Gold
2015 - Judo Grand Slam | Tokyo, -78kg  Gold
2015 - Judo Grand Prix | Jeju, -78kg  Silver
2015 - Judo Grand Prix | Qingdao, -78kg  Bronze
2015 - Pan American Games | Toronto, Judo -78kg  Gold
2015 - Judo Grand Prix | Budapest, -78kg  Gold
2015 - IJF World Judo Masters Championships | Rabat, -78kg  Gold
2015 - Judo Grand Slam | Baku, -78kg  Bronze
2015 - Pan American Judo Championships | Edmonton, -78kg  Silver
2015 - Judo Grand Prix | Tbilisi, -78kg  Gold
2015 - Judo Grand Prix | Dusseldorf, -78kg  Gold
2014 - Judo Grand Slam | Tokyo, -78kg  Gold
2014 - Judo Grand Prix | Jeju, -78kg  Bronze
2014 - World Judo Championships | Chelyabinsk, -78kg  Bronze
2014 - Pan American Judo Open | Miami, -78kg  Gold
2014 - Judo Grand Slam | Tyumen, -78kg  Silver
2014 - Pan American Judo Open | San Salvador, -78kg  Silver
2014 - IJF Judo Grand Prix | Havana, -78kg  Gold
2013 - Pan American Judo Championships | San Jose, -70kg  Bronze
2013 - US National Judo Championships | Orlando, -78kg  Gold
2013 - Pan American Judo Open | Buenos Aires, -70kg  Gold
2013 - Pan American Judo Open | Montevideo, -70kg  Silver
2012 - 2012 Olympic Games | London, Judo -78kg  Gold
2012 - Judo World Cup | Budapest, -78kg  Gold
2012 - IJF Judo Grand Prix | Düsseldorf, -78kg  Gold
2012 - European Judo Cup | Prague, -78kg  Gold
2012 - IJF Judo Grand Slam | Rio de Janeiro, -78kg  Gold
2012 - IJF Judo Grand Slam | Paris, -78kg  Silver
2012 - PJC Judo World Cup | Miami, -78kg  Gold
2011 - Pan American Judo Championships | Guadalajara, -78kg  Gold
2011 - IJF Judo Grand Prix | China, -78kg  Gold
2011 - IJF Judo Grand Slam | Tokyo, -78kg  Silver
2011 - Judo World Championships | Paris, -78kg  Bronze
2011 - US National Judo Championships | Orlando, -78kg  Gold
2011 - IJF Judo Grand Slam | Rio de Janeiro, -78kg  Silver
2011 - PJC Judo World Cup | Miami, -78kg  Gold
2011 - PJC Judo World Cup | Purto La Cruz, -78kg  Silver
2011 - Pan American Games | Guadalajara, Judo -78kg  Gold
2010 - Senior Judo World Championships | Tokyo, -78kg  Gold
2010 - PJC Judo World Cup | Miami, -78kg  Gold
2010 - IJF Judo Grand Prix | Abu Dhabi, -78kg  Gold
2010 - IJF Judo World Cup | Sao Paulo, -78kg  Gold
2010 - PJC Judo World Cup | Isla Margarita  Gold
2010 - PJC Judo World Cup | San Salvador  Gold
2010 - Judo World Cup | Birmingham, -78kg  Gold
2010 - U.S. Judo Open | Miami, -78kg  Gold
2010 - USA Judo Senior National Championships | Myrtle Beach, -78kg  Gold
2010 - IJF Judo World Cup | Tashkent, -78kg  Silver
2010 - Senior Pan American Judo Championships | San Salvador, -78kg  Bronze
2010 - Judo Grand Prix | Dusseldorf -78kg  Bronze
2010 - Judo World Cup | Warsaw, -78kg  Bronze
2010 - IJF Judo Grand Prix | Rotterdam, -78kg  Bronze
2009 - US Judo Open | San José, -78kg  Gold
2009 - US National Judo Championships | San Diego, Open Division  Gold
2009 - US National Judo Championships | San Diego, -78kg  Gold
2009 - USA Judo Senior National Championships | Paris, -78kg  Gold
2009 - USA Judo National Junior Olympic Championships | -78kg  Gold
2009 - Junior Judo World Championships  Silver
2009 - Judo World Cup | Brazil, -78kg  Bronze
2008 - Junior Judo World Championships | Bangkok, -78kg  Gold
2008 - USA Judo Senior National Championships  Gold
2008 - U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Judo | -78kg  Gold
2008 - Fall Classic National Judo Championships | Spokane, -78kg  Gold
2008 - Junior Judo World Team Trials  Gold
2008 - U.S. Judo Open | Colorado Springs, Open Division  Gold
2008 - U.S. Judo Open | Colorado Springs, -78kg  Gold
2008 - USA Judo National Junior Olympic Championships | -78kg  Gold
2008 - Korea Cup Judo Open | Jeju, -78kg  Silver
2007 - Puerto Rico Judo Open | -70kg  Gold
2007 - Fall Classic National Judo Championships | Coral Springs, -63kg  Gold
2007 - Junior Belgian Ladies’ Judo Open | Arlon, -70kg  Gold
2007 - High School National Judo Championships | -70kg  Gold
2007 - U.S. Open Judo Championships | Duluth, -63kg  Gold
2007 - USA Judo Senior National Championships | -63kg  Silver
2007 - Rendez-Vous Judo Canada | Montreal, -63kg  Bronze
2006 - USA Judo Senior National Championships | -70kg  Gold
2006 - High School National Judo Championships | -70kg  Gold
2006 - Pan American Juvenile Judo Championships  Gold
2006 - Junior U.S. Judo Open | -70kg  Gold
2006 - U.S. Open Judo Championships | Miami, Open Division  Gold
2006 - U.S. Open Judo Championships | Miami, -70kg  Silver
2005 - U.S. Judo Open | Fort Lauderdale, -63kg  Bronze
2005 - Junior U.S. Judo Open | Fort Lauderdale, U20, -63kg  Gold
2005 - British Junior Judo Open | London, -63kg  Bronze
2005 - U.S. National Judo Championships | Virginia Beach, -63kg  Bronze
2004 - British Junior Judo Open | London, -52kg  Bronze
2004 - Junior U.S. Judo Open | Fort Lauderdale, U20 -52kg  Bronze
2004 - U.S. National U20 Judo Championships | -52kg  Gold
2003 - Dallas Invitational Judo Open | -48kg  Gold
2003 - Junior U.S. Judo Open | Boca Raton, U20 -48kg  Bronze

Awards

2015 - U.S. Judo Hall of Fame Inductee
2012 - OC Tanner Inspiration Award
2012 - Glamour Magazine | Women of the Year
2012 - Women’s Sports Foundation | Wilma Rudolph Courage Award
Boston Globe Magazine | Bostonian of the Year
Boston Sportswriter’s Association | Athlete of the Year
New York Athletic Club Hall of Fame Inductee
Middletown High School Hall of Fame Inductee

Team Details

Name Role
NYAC Gym / Affiliations
USA Judo National Team Gym / Affiliations
Jimmy Pedro Trainer / Instructor / Coach

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Facebook: Kayla Harrison's Personal Page

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