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2009 World Champion Ribout quits judo

14 Mar 2014 14:50

   Robert Danis
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French judoka Morgane Ribout, the 2009 World Champion U57kg in Rotterdam (NED), decided to end her career at the age of 26.

In 2009 she came as outsider, but besides that she won world title she will be the only one who won the fight against young Japanese talent, Kaori Matsumoto, which will later become World and Olympic Champion.


After the World title Ribout never succeed to find the right form to stay on the top, soon she will start to compete in the category up to 63kg. 


"I do not wanna lie to myself anymore. I have no motivation like I used to have, I don't have motivation to do training as it should be to be at the very top level." - Ribout said.

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