Thursday, 30 August 2012

My Olympic hero - Kaori Matsumoto

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30:  Gold medalist Kaor...
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Gold medalist Kaori Matsumoto of Japan, Silver medalist Corina Caprioriu of Romania, Bronze medalist B Automne Pavia of France, Bronze medalist A Marti Malloy of the United States the Women's -57 kg Judo on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Image credit: Getty Images)
In the London Olympics, I was inspired by Kaori Matsumoto, 57kg class Judoist, who got the Gold medal first as a Japanese athlete. When she came up to the hall, her face was frightful, looked like a beast. I have known what her nickname is “Beast”, later. Her eyes were pointed very strongly, seemed angry. They made fear everything. Her air never changed during the match. Her powerful spirit beat all of the enemies. I was inspired by her strong powers of concentration and strong mind and body. 

 She looked a very strict, difficult stoic person in the matches, but surprisingly, she showed her charming smile after the matches. The interviewer asked her after the match “What would you like to eat the most now?” She asked “I really want to eat a parfait”. She is actually a lovely lady. I became one of her fan!

Teruki