Ayumi Tanimoto

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Ayumi Tanimoto
Medal record
Representing  Japan
Women's judo
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens -63 kg
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing -63 kg
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2005 Cairo -63 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Munich -63 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Rio de Janeiro -63 kg
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2002 Busan -63 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Doha -63 kg
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 2001 Ulaanbaatar -63 kg
Gold medal – first place 2004 Almaty -63 kg

Ayumi Tanimoto (谷本 歩実, Tanimoto Ayumi) born August 4, 1981 in Anjo, Aichi, is a Japanese female judoka. She was coached by Toshihiko Koga, who is a gold medalist at the Barcelona Olympics and a silver medalist at the Atlanta Olympics Men's Judo. Tanimoto won the Women's -63 kg category gold medal at the Athens Olympics in 2004 and at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

On September 2005, she won the silver medal at the World judo championship games in Cairo, Egypt.


Tanimoto retired from competitive judo in September 2010.[1] In 2015, she became the assistant manager of Komatsu's judo club.[2] For the Rio 2016 Olympics, she was a coach for the women's judo team.[3] She is completing a postgraduate degree at Hirosaki University, and listed as a women's junior coach for the All Japan Judo Federation.[4] Additionally, she is a board member of the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee.[5][6]

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  1. ^ "Ayumi Tanimoto Retiring from Judo Competition". Komatsu Limited. 21 September 2010. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  2. ^ "History of the Women's Judo Club". Komatsu Limited. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  3. ^ "柔道日本選手団" [Japan's Judo Team]. Japanese Olympic Committee. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  4. ^ "強化委員会" [Strengthening Committee]. All Japan Judo Federation. 1 April 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  5. ^ Kameda, Masaaki (17 March 2014). "Tokyo Olympic organizing committee gets 28 new members, including seven women". The Japan Times. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Executive Board Members". Tokyo 2020. 25 September 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2017.

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