Kaori Matsumoto Judoka

Kaori Matsumoto

Kaori Matsumoto

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:11 September 1987 (32 years)
  • Popularity
Kaori Matsumoto is 2012 Olympic Champion of Londo and she won bronze in 2016 in Rio. The Beast is World Champion in 2010 in Tokyo and 2015 in Astana and won World bronze in 2011. Matsumoto won the Asian Games in 2010 and Grand Prix in Dusseldorf in 2014 and 2016. Kaori Matsumoto (JPN) was number 1 of the IJF World Ranking for seniors U57kg from 2010-2013.
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Judo is a lifestyle, but coming back as a mother is tough

5 Nov 2018 09:00

After having a baby, Japan's Kaori Matsumoto declared that she was ready to make a comeback for Tokyo 2020. Getting back as a mother isn't that easy. Just a hand full of strong judo women had a successful comeback, but most struggle or their mind has changed. It let's admit, there's more important than judo, but there's nothing more important for our lifestyle. Read more

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2012 Olympic judo hero Kaori Matsumoto retires

4 Nov 2018 14:50

Japan's London Olympic judo champion Kaori Matsumoto said Sunday she will retire from the front line of the sport following her first-round loss at the Kodokan Cup, one of the qualifying events for next year's world championships. Read more

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Olympic star Kaori Matsumoto gives birth to a girl

14 Jul 2017 11:10

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. Read more

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Defending World Champion Kaori Matsumoto pregnant

26 Jan 2017 12:10

Happy new from Japan. What was expected, is true. Kaori Matsumoto announced her pregnancy. In October The Beast announced to marry this year with a cook! Read more

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Japanese judo star Kaori Matsumoto is going to marry

26 Oct 2016 16:40

Kaori Matsumoto, the current World Champion and bronze medallist at the Olympic Games is going to marry. Breaking many men’s hearts, she found her expected husband in her own country and he is a cook! The Japanese judo star introduced her future husband to her father who was also a cook. Her father, 63 year old Kenji Matsumoto, who was a boxer and cook in a Chinese restaurant. Read more

Result City Date
3Rio de Janeiro2016
3Fukuoka2016
1Düsseldorf2016
1Astana2015
1Astana2015

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