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August 17th, 2012
09:54 AM ET

Judo gold medalist's heroic journey – Kayla Harrison on making Olympic history

She's part of Olympic history!

Kayla Harrison won the first gold medal in judo for the United States at the 2012 Olympics.

She sent out to be an Olympic champion going into the games and she succeeded – and she's only 22! But her road to victory was filled with struggle, and her story proves just how strong she really is.

Kayla talks with Zoraida on "Early Start" this morning about her historic win. Check out the video clip above.

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