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Olympic star Kaori Matsumoto gives birth to a girl

14 Jul 2017 11:10

 Mainichi Japan    Gabi Juan / Hajime Judo
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It’s mothers and babies time in the category U57kg, Olympic judo medalist Kaori Matsumoto has given birth to her first child on 13 July. Soon another Olympic and world medallist Automne Pavia is to give birth to a baby as well.

Matsumoto, who is the 29-year-old winner of the gold medal in London in 2012 and bronze medallist in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 U57kg, welcomed a baby girl. Matsumoto said through her management, "I will return to training when the time comes, aim for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, and make my return as a beast even though I've become a mother."

More judo mothers have made a successful return in the past, such as Marijana Miskovic, Katarzyna Klys and Annabelle Euranie.

Read the previous article about Kaori Matsumoto.

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