Northshore Magazine

January/February 2013

Northshore magazine showcases the best that the North Shore of Boston, MA has to offer.

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ne Profile european jewelry & accessories Madox Jewelry & Accessories is your unique jewelry and clothing experience. Discover why our customers love us! We import our merchandise from all over the world including Paris, Italy, Greece, Spain, India and more. We are the best place to find fashion trends before they hit the US markets! Power Play Harrison, training at Pedro���s Judo Center in Wakefield, which is run by former Olympian Jimmy Pedro and his father, ���Big Jim.��� planning her wedding and thinking about where to go to college, possibly to major in English literature (Northeastern is one of the many schools she���s considering). But she���s also doing things that aren���t so typical, like contemplating where to keep her Olympic gold medal. She���s leaning toward getting a custom-made frame for it and displaying it over her fireplace next to her gold medal from the 2010 World Judo Championships. ���They���d look good together, I think,��� she says. Harrison made history in London this summer by winning the United States��� first-ever Olympic gold medal in judo. Ask her, though, and she���s still ���the same Kayla.��� ���There���s nothing that���s changed about me,��� she says. ���The way people perceive me has changed.��� A native of Ohio, Harrison moved to Massachusetts when she was 16 to train at Pedro���s Judo Center in Wakefield, which is run by Olympian Jimmy Pedro and his father, ���Big Jim��� Pedro, Sr. Harrison credits the Pedros not only for her Olympic victory, but her personal victories, too. ���In this day and age, it���s really, really, really, really hard to find coaches who are good people and who are people who care about the whole package���not just you as an athlete, 6 Wayside Rd, Burlington MA 01803 781-272-3433 ��� Madox.indd 1 122_REV_NSJanFeb13_Judo.indd 124 11/29/12 10:42 AM 11/29/12 10:43 AM

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