Olympics http://wyso.org en Local Woman Wins Gold At Olympics http://wyso.org/post/local-woman-wins-gold-olympics <p>Kayla Harrison from Middletown gave the U.S. its first judo gold medal in Olympic history, taking the 78-kilogram title Thursday at the London Games.</p><p></p><p>Harrison defeated Britain&#39;s Gemma Gibbons in a final she dominated from the start, getting a stronger grip on Gibbons and managing to throw her twice.</p><p></p><p>Her medal is the U.S.&#39; second in judo this week: Teammate Marti Malloy won a bronze in the women&#39;s 57-kilogram division.</p><p></p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 10:44:51 +0000 Associated Press 19998 at http://wyso.org