Kayla Harrison wins women’s 78kg judo gold, retains Olympic title

Kayla Harrison from the United States won back-to-back Olympic titles in judo women’s 78kg at the Rio Olympic Games here on Thursday.

Harrison cruised into the final, winning all matches ahead of time by ippon. Her final opponent, Audrey Tcheumeo from France, provided more resistance, but with seven seconds to go Harrison caught the Frenchwoman in an arm-lock.

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