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JUDO NEWS: Former World Champion Judoka Yoshie Ueno of Japan decides to retire...


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

“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.”

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