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Defending World Champion Kaori Matsumoto pregnant

26 Jan 2017 12:10

   JudoInside.com / judo news, results and photos
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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!

The second good news is that Matsumoto stated: "I want to come back as a mother athlete for the Tokyo Olympics of 2020." Her baby is expected this summer, so no World Championships for the defending World Champion and bronze medallist at the Olympic Games. 

Matsumoto, born in 1987 in Ishikawa, Kanazawa is 29-year-old. She started doing judo at the age of six and grew out to one of the most dominant judoka of this era in the women's U57kg category. Recently also Automne Pavia announced she would miss the World Championships due to her pregnancy.

Read the article about her announcement of her marriage.

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  • Kaori Matsumoto (JPN) - Grand Prix Düsseldorf (2016, GER) - © Klaus Müller, Watch: https://km-pics.de/
  • Kaori Matsumoto (JPN) - European Open Oberwart (2015, AUT) - © Roland Ferenci
  • Kaori Matsumoto (JPN),  FRIENDSHIP (IJF) - World Championships Astana (2015, KAZ) - © Roland Ferenci

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