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Back killed enterprises are -- our guests outside Mary Matlin -- -- in the gold medals she was a gold medal GOP strategy.
But I would just -- Jordan Burroughs and Diego -- in here talking about winning in in Olympic wrestling.
And freestyle now it's time to read Greek Kayla Harrison.
And -- for the first time her coach Jimy Pedro as a two time bronze medalist and world champion.
These -- -- did the finest judo athletes in the history of the country.
Right here are very studio Kayla you the first gold medalist in the history of -- of Americans you know how does it feel.
-- -- -- I can't I can't wipe the smile off base you know it's something you dream about and you you hope for I mean you work for -- When it comes true it's it's a little stereo it's a real -- were world champions.
Yeah it's only people -- stunned -- stress here it's here.
And does a world championship compared Olympic gold -- -- you know an -- -- roads highways.
There's no greater feeling I mean invest in -- -- on that day and the Olympics is a hundred times I can't.
And you actually have to be British athlete he did so they they are the hole in the home you know marina.
And who else was in the stands.
My whole family -- there and Vladimir Putin's never actually lived there yet and Dave Cameron was there so we had a -- began.
Big crowd that night but you listed in order of importance analysts that Harrison -- Before I would say that Vladimir Putin that they can't hide anything there there into crackpots out but it was.
We thought I'd -- your coach you took her in -- all the talent I imagine when she came into your studio.
Did you think you'd see this day when you Michaela.
I could tell you that that day I didn't expect it but when you see the tenacity -- see the competitive fire in her you see her her desire to win.
Her work ethic.
She's she's the epitome.
The ideal student of the -- deal athlete.
Because she she commits a 100% everything she does and she listens unconditionally there she never questions you know why you're doing something.
She she buys into it and that's what makes her so great.
But he has developed to do with who you war and you Jimmy Page -- your alleged in the judo world.
And if she's not take its heart problems she doesn't take your vices and it.
It to some extent yes but -- at the end of the day I'm I'm her coach and you hope they listen but we have a lot of athletes and our program and not all of them listen unconditionally always question.
You know why this or why that but but -- is not like that she she really.
She's so focused she wants to be the best and she knows the way to get there is to do all the right things so -- you've been to a million tournament seeking your life as a participant.
What is it like coaching Kayla.
-- you can't help for anymore.
Well you know if you get to London.
I it's very frustrating to be a coach you know you'd much rather be an athlete you never get the anxiety out at least -- you know when the whistle blows and grassland or when they're -- says high demand you know the match begins.
And as an athlete and competitor that's it all -- all of the nerves go away.
He just fight you do what you were trained to do but as a coach you sit on the sidelines in every technique is happening you wincing you churning and you fighting through it.
And -- it's out of your control the athlete has to do their job once they step on a -- as a coach you never get rid of that anxiety.
And it goes throughout the day with all -- your athletes ski just drained at the end of the day how many did you -- we had five athletes compete in London.
We had four of them.
That finished in the top eight we had three make the semifinals which is unprecedented for American judo and -- of finishing with our best.
Olympics in history with a gold a bronze and a fifth -- does it feel like -- team.
Did you see an individual sport the teacher on the team.
Yeah I think that.
You know the last four years of training we've all you know we -- on the -- events -- -- -- done a great job of giving us sort of a schedule a system a program.
To work with.
In them you know I think we have the best scene on I Collison dream team because -- him my best friends are nineteen you know Travis -- they're they're my best friends.
And -- we have not only that but a great staff Leno and Jimmy are our manager Chris -- all of our our doctors staff every line.
To sort of comes together -- and they do anything to make sure that your prepared and that it.
The -- -- -- hugely paid your coaches in here she's the first American Olympus gold medalists in judo and they're talking about what they just did.
-- Jimmy now that you're back home.
What do you want to -- to do.
2016 in real is certainly sounds good.
Well we we we we had a an agreement before the Olympics that the only way -- -- -- and could retires if she won a gold medal at his games and she did that god dammit so.
Now it's really it's really up to her.
I know that as a competitor who competed in four Olympics.
There's no higher highs and then -- on the top of the podium and you don't get that rush -- from anything else in life the united world championship doesn't come close button world champion on the top of the podium at the -- -- -- it's a dream come true that's that you or your whole life.
Only four but.
-- competitively she's gonna miss it so if she stops in she just you know it doesn't train our doesn't compete anymore.
She's going to miss the sport she's too young to stop now.
She's too talented.
She's destined to be one of the greatest female judo players in the history of our sport.
She could go on to win multiple world titles and hopefully a second -- -- at the Olympics when this -- -- on nobody can -- right.
And in DC people out there that you as you look is really easy I I can we easier than most sports to see will who's out there.
They could be giving you trouble Q how old Dina and 219 to 22.
I would think -- 26 years old you're in the prime you you can get better yes I mean definitely there's.
I I know that there's nowhere but up for me to go from here and him are you Olympic champion -- becoming a better -- -- an -- win do you go to him first.
You did and then who who was happy is outside.
Jimmie and his father you know big Jim has been again.
Huge in my life they've both have been amazing but my whole family was there gimmick and said my -- was there.
Actually Johnson stands in game -- Rattner now -- -- might include as well.
Yeah he did you -- but he's of -- order.
At times -- -- firefighting yeah I think that that's a little Maher and intense you know it's deepening your life on the line for the people but he.
He's really gonna and it would only do was come back and talk about what got you to -- you were Jim photos like when she walked in.
And build the long battle personal and professional meaning your profession -- which he did in the sport to get we are today and knowing that this is probably just.
The halfway point were bad.
-- -- -- Gibbons is going to do something now.
And it's not going to be gold.
That's going to go to the USA for the first time in the history that -- students -- And very cool but Taylor Harrison could.
Goodness knows how she's managed to get himself into this position.
Like this -- That's how it sounded from the British perspective as Taylor Harrison what to a with the gold happens -- -- our studio.
And that she has gotten -- gold medalists and as you're the first female and first male.
-- -- -- Is to be as well as Jimmy Paige Leo he's a four time Olympian two times prime medalist in the world champion and kill you here before -- left as a world champion comeback is Olympic champion.
Jimmy when she walked into you can you go back to those days how old was she when she came to Europe those you know.
And what was -- how would you describe -- state.
She can't guard Joseph Joseph.
Pretty on the lowest of of loans.
Girl who didn't have really any confidence had very very low self esteem.
Who wasn't sure of herself in in the decisions that she had made or things that have happened to her -- extreme sense of guilt and not sure what she wanted to do with her life really.
And how we'll -- -- you twenty you know -- elderly it and 1660 you know with her.
Yes because she was -- or you -- promising.
-- -- we have identified her as one of the top young prospects in the country -- sixteen years old.
I was part of that I was the director of a program I knew 23 elite program I was the director chosen by USC judo.
Where identified twenty top kids in the country that I was gonna develop in hopes of preparing them for London and -- was on the team with me in Italy.
And it was the first time that I have really worked with her closely.
And at that event was to -- too funny.
Sort of stories of my first.
Story of -- is that I got him up at 7 in the morning and and we had to -- go we went in did aspirants and running and she had eaten anything.
And she passed out on the run she collapsed.
I didn't know look at the time but she's our vocal -- seem -- cancers without eating anything and doing sprint work she collapsed on the flow -- that -- -- hospital.
So that was my first.
Interaction without him and -- yes they investigate -- failure.
When -- -- how did you explain to Jimmie which you've been through where you come in from which was your last coach it had been abusive to you.
You know -- it was a -- -- me show.
When the news broke it was in dollar you know -- and everything everything and am.
-- -- you are ready when it happened and my mom and -- have been talking before about me coming up you know a few months at a time and thorough in everything came out.
That that was sort of accelerated and -- mean -- humor.
You know -- not to say yes we will take her on we will help -- she needs she needs us and.
News I'm really lucky.
-- To see if you just have test their -- -- begun could become a champion.
Well I don't think you treat him differently as an athlete you still we give them tough love and you show home what it takes to be a champion.
You know in you given you surround them with the team in need in your arm them with the tools.
And that's professional strength coach.
You know -- good technique.
-- July's the only thing we did different really with Kayla was you know initially it is to make sure that you know she's going to be okay -- -- -- -- some professional assistance.
You know what that with a psychologist we -- to the right people so she could talk about it.
We tried to -- regulator into regular society again what we got her into a regular high school she she could start feeling like a normal kid again.
And and try it we always made sure initially that.
There was always multiple people people when dealing with Kayla.
That she was always in the room went with me and my father or me and somebody else it was never a one on one interaction so that she would always feel comfortable.
Got to Jimmy pages here Q Harrison's -- talking about their Olympic experience and what led to this moment skill.
We you would not mainstream to -- we're not going to school like everybody else because you'd be very identified you as an elite athlete yeah I had at that time I've been taking.
School courses online through that through program just trained twelve hours a day.
I was yeah I was meaningful time in Ohio but it is sort of like.
We just kind of it wasn't.
Equality -- -- more like quantity you know I didn't really know what I was doing so.
When I moved to the majors they were you know you have -- time more and it's the national experience -- -- gets you what you need battering now you need.
He CB normally again and tune -- to feel like you can't.
How would Jimmie with -- if I love that great basketball player there's a lot of different ways I can sustain myself as a youth teams and I go to school and I go to college.
When you're in judo.
How does it Kayla and -- athletes sustain yourself.
-- -- grants out there.
Only -- allow you to get paid in her to excel.
Now unfortunately there there really isn't -- the that one resource that we have in the sport of judo is the New York Athletic Club.
Downtown new York -- appear -- they've sponsored me and helped me get to where I needed to go when I was an athlete my parents are going through a divorce.
When I needed help the most financially.
And and you twenties when I was nineteen years old my parents are getting divorced and we didn't have any money and they helped me.
Realize my dream while I went back to the guys at the New York Athletic Club because they help me when two bronze medals they supported my in my career.
I said listen I have this girl she's amazing she's got the heart of a champion.
I promise you someday she's going to be something believe in her invest in her I need some help getting her to some certain certain tournaments and events.
They bought in they said anything you say.
If you're on board were on board let us know what she needs and you know they they understood the background they wanted to give the kid a chance while they gave -- killers -- a chance to see -- -- -- stuff.
And people think -- -- know it's it's it's it's a single sport.
Why should get no he's breaks why is in New York Athletic Club copping -- why is Jimmy Page it thinks it's an interest in -- did you feel any jealousy out there at all.
No I you have to remember that -- into the teenagers as the sixteen year old punk you know I was and I wasn't anybody at the time.
And I -- with the best in the country at the time and you know you go in a room.
With you know world.
Medalist Olympic medalists and you you know you realize that you have a long way to go so I feel like iron my spot and I and I -- there.
And you've already done something Minnesota -- -- who I choose who he was going to the first few UFC's.
So -- they also did -- -- a rape prevention they -- anti bullying campaign to me judo would be the perfect discipline to learn to quickly.
Get yourself out of trouble should there be a predator in -- amidst the Uga in my overstating what you don't can do even -- the very rudimentary level Jimmy.
Absolutely not -- was amazing sport to help develop confidence in individuals the ability to handle yourself.
And to take care of yourself.
Without question you could subdue an attacker you can get yourself quickly though.
-- resorted you have it's you seen that the person is tackling it's about using their momentum against and so.
I'm not stopping -- with my force and using their force against them.
How could -- concerned -- you.
There's been a lot of talk in movies done about the bullying that happens Jimmy no offense but I look at duke -- -- guided.
A bigger guy might be -- not know who you war and think -- intimidating.
You know so is -- something that you can get across to kids in fact where you're -- -- -- little -- I I was my freshman year in and high schools 85 really we've victim.
It was at part of the reason it was that you can lose those -- I was I was born and raised -- you -- since the age of like two years old is during the two expressed to some in the event and hard time listening around the country right now.
In terms of bullying in with.
Well I mean first and foremost always have to stand up for yourself I was taught from a very young age by my father that you you don't take.
Anything from anybody when you stand up for yourself.
You stand your ground -- -- coffee look him in the idea let him know what your voice that you're not gonna back down and he always got me it doesn't matter how big day are.
Nobody likes the fight.
People like the bully other people only when they think the -- easy it isn't going to fight back but as soon as you let them know.
That you there's a tiger inside that you are willing to fight every single time.
Then they'll leave you alone -- -- on the one that's easy to -- on each is that your message we talk to kids Kayla.
I think that.
You know if anything in life I want to have to -- how people have confidence in themselves not only through -- but through.
You know everything and -- just so happens to be one of the greatest.
Ways to do that you know I have kids in the 46 -- class who walk into the Dojo and you know they hide behind their mom they can't they don't about the line -- afraid coming in on the -- And three weeks later because Ngo and in learning a move and then learning vocabulary you know it's yes and day now since day and you know they're excited to be there and there they're confident when they -- and in who they are as a kid.
And -- in a much lighter -- The village we keep -- -- -- the villages by the way coaches don't get gold medals I think it's so wrong because they are coach K say eating get one either.
Put the Olympic village was it fun especially after you tournaments over.
Yeah I had a blast I mean I'll London blades it was a blast it's something that I'll never forget present on an island you know.
Free McDonald's all the time might not been the best thing to.
I had a blast in -- -- they did give you food oh my gosh there is so much food you know.
Britain's best food Italian and European African Americans.
Everything you -- other American athletes.
Yeah I and I -- if you.
Sydney Olympic village all of the country's state together so there's a team USA -- all of the American stay in like one big high rights and then team Georgia stays in their own highrise in Korea etc.
You're amongst the US athletes -- on -- -- pass and you know when you go to the sports medical bush a pass them.
They have a place for the -- to call home -- the -- their families -- -- the call center on the rec center that the US Olympic Committee puts together your mingling with each other all day.
That is so great and they can really appreciate each nothing -- -- the lead athletes who believe athletes they don't act makes in the sacrifice.
-- Harrison Jimy Pedro you gold medalist even without winning the gulf making the effort.
Congratulations and -- -- accomplished and I'll see you for real hopefully between there I did that meeting -- Thank better life --
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