July 3, 2010

Super Mom


The west exit of Tokorozawa Station was packed with people.

They were there to see Ryoko Tani, who is a famous Japanese Judo athlete. She's won one bronze, two silver, and two gold medals in the last five Olympics. Pretty amazing, right?

She is also known for being a mommy athlete, as she had a son in 2005 before the Beijing Olympics, and her second son just last year. Her husband is also a famous baseball player.


But now, apparently she's up to not only juggling judo and motherhood, but also politics, too. It was announced in May that she would be running for the upcoming Upper House election.

And this was her making her campaign speech in Tokorozawa. You can see her on the campaign car below. I'm not really sure how she's going to handle being a mom, an athlete, and a politician but the election is next week!

7 comments:

ρομπερτ said...

Impressive indeed, one can only hope that the kids are well and happy. May the best one win. A great Sunday for you.

daily athens

T. Becque said...

Wow, I can barely manage doing what I do let alone adding on Olympian and politician!

VP said...

A very talented and determinate woman. I don't know if she'll do something good in politics, but I wish her so.

B SQUARED said...

Keep us posted on her progress.

Kaori said...

As a woman who is also hoping to be a mother one day, I wish her much luck as well, regardless of the political fiasco surrounding her run :-)

The current prime minister was here just yesterday, too. Tokorozawa seems to be a pretty important election hub!

Louis la Vache said...

Ambitious woman!

mia said...

Wow... I totally admire women like that. Sometimes I'm so tired when I get home from work, all I wanna do is plop down on my bed and sleep! :) And she has to take care of kids AND train for her sports AND do politician stuff. It's amazing. I wonder how she does it.

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