- Born:23 December 1972 (45 years)
Japanese judoka Yuko Emoto was 1996 Olympic Champion in Atlanta U61kg. Emoto fought off Belgium's former world champion Gella Vandecaveye and snatched the half middleweight women's gold with a slow-motion ippon, bringing home the first Olympic judo title of the 1996 Games to Japan.
Competitions - Medal overview B S G
- Olympic Games 001
- Continental Championships 210
- World Cups/Continental Open 001
- International Tournaments 200
- National Championships Seniors 112