Ryoko Tani, who is aiming for her second straight Olympic gold medal in the women’s 48-kg weight category, will sit out training in France after injuring her right ankle, women’s national coach Kazuo Yoshimura said Wednesday.

Yoshimura said that Tani should be fit to take part in a training camp in Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture later this month.

Tani damaged cartilage in her ankle early this month while working out in Hokkaido and made a request to Yoshimura on Sunday that she be allowed to miss training the camp in France.

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