London Olympic gold medalist Kaori Matsumoto to retire

More Sports / Judo Feb 2, 2019

London Olympic gold medalist Kaori Matsumoto to retire

Kaori Matsumoto will close the curtain on her competitive career, a source close to the 31-year-old said Saturday. A two-time world champion and 2012 London Olympic gold medalist, Matsumoto said in November she would retire from the front line of the sport following her first-round ...

Former judo world champion Asami announces retirement

More Sports / Judo Oct 11, 2016

Former judo world champion Asami announces retirement

Judoka Haruna Asami, a two-time world champion in the women's 48-kg division, drew the curtain on her career, it was announced Tuesday. The 28-year-old, who thrived on her back throws and foot-throwing techniques, had a strong record through her career but was a stranger to ...

Swimmer Hoshi confirms retirement

Olympics / Summer Olympics / Swimming Oct 4, 2016

Swimmer Hoshi confirms retirement

Double Olympic medalist Natsumi Hoshi, who won the bronze in the women's 200-meter butterfly at the 2012 London Games and the Rio Olympics in August, said Tuesday she is retiring from competition. "The biggest (reason for retirement) is that I gave my all at the ...

More Sports / Swimming Oct 1, 2016

Hoshi poised to retire: source

Swimmer Natsumi Hoshi, who won bronze medals in the women's 200-meter butterfly at both the 2012 London Olympics and this summer's Rio de Janeiro Games, is set to retire, a source said Friday. The 26-year-old Hoshi, who competed in the 2008 Beijing Games as a ...