Sunday, February 15, 2015

Matsumoto Photo Collection (David Finch Photographer)

With steely determination, Kaori Matsumoto enters the 2012 London Olympics judo competition.

Matsumoto attacks her opponent with her tokui-waza kosoto-gari.

An osaekomi specialist, Matsumoto pins for a victory on the way to gold.

A jubilant Matsumoto defeats France's Pavia on the way to the final.

Matsumoto cries tears of joy, salvaging Japan's pride by winning their only judo gold in London

Her story isn't over. Matsumoto makes a comeback in Dusseldorf in 2014.

Matsumoto wins gold in Dusseldof . She is far from over and now has set her sights on Rio 2016.
All Photos by David Finch of JudoPhotos.

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