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2009-03-16 19:04:17

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.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.