Kayla Harrison: The career of a double Olympic champion

Published 5:47 AM ET, Mon August 21, 2017
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Kayla Harrison celebrates successfully defending her Olympic gold medal at last year's Rio Olympics. JACK GUEZ/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
The American defeated France's Audrey Tcheumeo in the 78kg category. TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
This backed up victory in the same event at London 2012. Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Harrison also has one world championship title to her name, from Tokyo in 2010, when she became the first American woman to win gold in the tournament in over a decade. KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
That proved to be her only world championship gold. The next year, Harrison lost to familiar foe Tcheumeo in the semifinal and went on to claim bronze. MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Harrison, now retired, used to train with UFC fighter and Ronda Rousey, the first American to win an Olympic judo medal. Harry How/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Harrison admits she has struggled with depression following her Olympic highs of last year, but has been dividing her time between media duties and writing a book. Adam Glanzman/Getty Images North America/Getty Images