March 16, 2009

Two-time Olympic judoka champ quits

Two-time Olympic judoka champion Masae Ueno of Japan, who won women's gold medals in 2004 and 2008, announced her retirement Monday.

Ueno, 30, also a two-time world champion, said she lost motivation to continue her career after winning her second straight Olympic gold in Beijing last August. However, she did not rule out the possibility of making a temporary comeback in the future.