Born on 6th September 1975, Ryoko Tani is a retired judoka from Japan and a politician. She has competed in the extra-lightweight (48kg) category throughout her career. Her husband Yoshitomo Tani is an Olympian and a professional baseball player.
A glimpse of some of her career Achievements:-
Bagged two gold medals in 2000 and 2004, two silver medals in 1992 and 1996 and a bronze medal in 2008 at the Summer Olympics
She is a seven-time World Champion in the World Judo Championships and one-time bronze medal winner.
Honored as the "best female judoka ever" by the International Judo Federation after her retirement