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Kayla Harrison To Be Honored At The Tradition Sports Museum

By Diego Osorio | July 18, 2014, 2:56 p.m. (ET)

Not a lot of people get to enjoy a journey of accomplishments such as Kayla Harrison’s and some of them, as we all know by now, are history-making. The Middletown, Ohio native is now seeing the results of her tenacity and discipline in a sport that she has embraced despite the unfortunate childhood trauma that she experienced growing up.

Today, she is a warrior on the mat and among the world’s best athletes; for which this gold medalist and former world champion has been added to the line-up of honorees at the Tradition Sports Museum. This celebration of Boston sports will mark the 13 annual edition of The Tradition and is scheduled to take place on September 17, 2014.

Kayla Harrison sure made headlines around the world two years ago at the 2012 London Olympics when she made history, not only for the sport of judo, but for the United States as well. Harrison became the first ever, man or woman, to win a gold medal for judo representing the U.S. in the Olympic games.

Other honorees include:

  • Patrice Bergeron (NHL)
  • Antoine Walker (NBA)
  • Tim Wakefield (MLB)
  • Eddie Andelman (Sports Radio)
  • Bode Miller (U.S. Ski Team)
  • Tedy Bruschi (NFL)

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