video: Mass Coach Jimmy Pedro: The Man Behind the Olympian
Thursday, August 02, 2012
But to one athlete, Jimmy is more than a coach. Kayla Harrison, a world champion and America's top contender for gold, came to Jimmy's dojo at the age of 16. Her previous coach had been sexually abusing her for three years.
"Jimmy not only focused on me as an athlete and the potential that I had, but me as a person," says Harrison. "I can stand up for myself, and he gave me that."
Kayla makes her Olympic debut on August 2nd.
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