Judo mum hopes to win third gold medal
Ryoko Tani is Japan’s most well known and loved Olympic athletes. She won gold in the extra-lightweight class (48kg) at the Sydney and Athens Olympic games.
Tani took a break from judo for two years to raise her son. On her return in 2007 she defeated Cuba’s Yanet Bermoy to win her seventh world championship.
“In the last four years there have been a lot of experiences for me outside of judo, which have expanded my potential,” Tani told reporters in Tokyo last month.
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