Olympics 2012: Kayla Harrison Overcomes Abusive Past to Win America's First Ever Judo Gold Medal

Kayla Harrison has become the United States' first ever judo gold medalist. But that wasn't the hardest part. The 22-year-old judo champion had to overcome several demons after being abused in silence for three years by her childhood coach. She was 16 years old when she proved her bravery and spoke out against her then coach. The pain and suffering of abuse was so hard that Harrison wrestled with thoughts of suicide.



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