Ryoko Tani is hoping to accomplish what no woman has ever done in Japanese sports history, when she aims for her fifth Olympic medal and first as a mother in Beijing in 2008.

Tani announced Monday she will not compete at the judo world championships in September as she is expecting her first child, but also said that she is nowhere near drawing the curtain on her illustrious career in which she has won two gold and two silver medals at the Olympics.

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