Home » Judo news
The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com
English lessons with Olympic Champion Kaori Matsumoto
22 Jun 2014 18:30
Kaori Matsumoto delivered the only gold medal for Japan at the Olympic Games. Since this year she is back on the tatami and quite successful winning gold at the Grand Prix in Dusseldorf and she took the first place at the Grand Prix of Budapest. A good practice for the World Championships. But most over Kaori is very relaxed. So time to work on her English and have a chat.
She says that the body is okay, despite some day-after pain in the body and most over the shoulder after Saturday's fights, but the mind is good.
In terms of communication she keeps off some publicity although she unveiled she is on twitter, but very very little. I watch and enjoy.
One day after the gold medal in Budapest, she is making fun with Ami Kondo who won the bronze and they follow their team mates. One of the team is Karen Nun-Ira. Did you know that she is half Ghanese? That's why her name. I am actually half Korean, while saying that Ami starts to laugh suspicious and both cannot hold it any longer. Could you imagine!
Let's conclude that Matsumoto has a few ambitions for this year: gold in Chelyabinsk and a grade for English, okay, 5 words per day at least.
#gold #friendship #smiling #relaxing #100judo
Related judoka and events
Related Judo Photos
Related Judo Videos
Related Judo News
After having a baby, Japan's Kaori Matsumoto declared that she was ready to make a comeback for Tokyo 2020. Getting back as a mother isn't that easy. Just a hand full of strong judo women had a successful comeback, but most struggle or their mind has changed. It let's admit, there's more important than judo, but there's nothing more important for our lifestyle. Read more
Japan's London Olympic judo champion Kaori Matsumoto said Sunday she will retire from the front line of the sport following her first-round loss at the Kodokan Cup, one of the qualifying events for next year's world championships. Read more
It’s mothers and babies time in the category U57kg, Olympic judo medalist Kaori Matsumoto has given birth to her first child on 13 July. Soon another Olympic and world medallist Automne Pavia is to give birth to a baby as well. Read more
Kaori Matsumoto, the current World Champion and bronze medallist at the Olympic Games is going to marry. Breaking many men’s hearts, she found her expected husband in her own country and he is a cook! The Japanese judo star introduced her future husband to her father who was also a cook. Her father, 63 year old Kenji Matsumoto, who was a boxer and cook in a Chinese restaurant. Read more
Ekaterina Buzmakova (RUS)