Olympic Competitor nr 6829
Olympic Competitor nr 4130
Olympic Competitor nr 6497
competed in 2004 as
B. 1975-09-06, Fukuoka, Japan
Judo (2 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
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A surprising sixteen-year old in 1992, she lost not a single bout after
Barcelona, and then lost in Atlanta to the one and only competitor from North
Korea. Again undefeated for four years, she finally managed her gold medal
at Sydney before a crowd almost completely made up of Japanese. Her final
fight lasted only 30 seconds, but that was broken by
Tadahiro Nomura, who won the other final the
same evening in only 12 seconds.
She is immensely popular in Japan. The most prestigious Judo tournament in the World was started just for her in her home town of Fukuoka.
Olympic Competitor nr 2676
In Mallon's book on the 1906 he is listed as Egyptian, but nothing remains to confirm this and his name is definitely Greek.
Written 2000-12-03 - last modified 2011-09-08
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