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Yoshie Ueno, a former world champion and London Olympic bronze medalist, formally announced her retirement from competitive judo on Tuesday.
2007 Kano Cup: "Osoto-gari" Yoshie Ueno (JPN)
-63 Kg,Final : Ayumi Tanimoto (JPN) vs Yoshie Ueno (JPN)
The 30-year-old Ueno, who was third in the 63-kg division at London last summer and won the worlds back-to-back in 2009 and 2010, will become a coach for the Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance judo team.
2012 London Olympic Bronze Medalist
|Competitor for Japan|
|Bronze||2012 London||-63 kg|
|Gold||2009 Rotterdam||-63 kg|
|Gold||2010 Tokyo||-63 kg|
|Silver||2011 Paris||-63 kg|
|Gold||2010 Guangzhou||-63 kg|
|Gold||2003 Jeju||-63 kg|
|Gold||2005 Tashkent||-63 kg|
|Gold||2007 Kuwait City||-63 kg
“It was tough not being able to win a gold in London, and I just didn’t think I could last another four years,” Ueno said. “I hope the students I coach end up winning gold.”