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.
Harrison defeated Britain's Gemma Gibbons in a final she dominated from the start, getting a stronger grip on Gibbons and managing to throw her twice.
Her medal is the U.S.' second in judo this week: Teammate Marti Malloy won a bronze in the women's 57-kilogram division.
WYSO 150 East South College St. Yellow Springs, OH 45387 Office: (937) 767-6420 Studio/Requests: (937)769-1998 Listener Comments: (937)769-1374
©2013 WYSO |