Kayla Harrison makes judo history

Kayla Harrison (blue jersey) of the US holds Mayra Aguiar (white jersey) of Brazil during their women's over 78kg class semi-final match in the Judo Grand Slam tournament in Tokyo on December 11, 2011. Harrison defeated Aguiar.  AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

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Kayla Harrison's goal was simple: Win a world championship and an Olympic gold medal. She got the first in 2010 to become the first U.S. woman in 46 years to capture a judo world championship. Now she has achieved Olympic glory and become the first American to win gold in judo. -- By Paul Martella

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