The two-time Olympic gold medalist became a mixed martial artist, asking fans to donate to the victims of a condom crash in Surfside, Fla., After winning the first round last week.
Former world judo champion Kayla Harrison, who won gold medals at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games and the 2011 and 2015 American Games, is interviewed in the middle of the ring after defeating Cindy Dandua in the first round. was. Struggle to hand over on June 25th.
In a post-fight interview, after warning Professional Fighters League opponents to come to the throne, he turned around and called on viewers to donate to the victims of the Champlain Towers South fall.
“I advise you guys to go and donate to the survivors,” he said. “It’s a little tragedy in our country, so I urge you all to donate, give what you can, and do your part.”
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“It’s a huge tragedy,” he told Acesparks on Thursday. “Also, it’s like, ‘Oh, it’s not going to happen in America – it’s going to happen in Third World countries or something.’ But it happened.”
Harrison, one of the most successful American judo practitioners in history, holds a 10-0 record in MMA.
Harrison, originally from Ohio, said the fall shook him. He lived near the site of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and now lives in Coconut Creek, Fla, just 35 miles from Surfside.
“I remember when my friend was fine and standing there, I was worried,” he said. “I can imagine the beauty and fear that comes from knowing the members of this family and the people who live there, or the people who live there themselves.”
The tragedy stuck in his head before the fight began, he said, so he decided to make a public appeal on behalf of the victim’s families if given to the microphone.
“I felt terrible,” he said. “And when I feel terrible, or when I’m depressed, or when I want to fix it, I know how to do it. It’s about trying to stand up and do something about it. So we decided to do it.”
Harrison usually asks for donations to the Fearless Foundation, a charity that works to help survivors or victims of sexual violence. These donations will be donated to two charities to support Surfside victims – the Surfside Hardship Fund and Shul-Bal Harbor Central Emergency Relief Fund.
He did not immediately know how much money he raised, but said he hoped to hand over at least $ 20,000.
“I have the ability to give back, and that’s what makes me an athlete or a role model or something to entertain,” he said. “The thing is, it’s about what you’re doing with it, it’s just what doesn’t come out of it.”
The fighter himself donated $ 5,000, and his campaign – the PFL – donated another $ 10,000.
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As a result of the fall, the death toll rose to at least 64, and two weeks later, the high rise collapsed, leaving 76 people still unaccounted for.