Ryoko Tani of Japan is going for her fifth olympic medal in judo next year, with an attempt at a third gold medal. The 4 foot 10 inch athlete is nursing her 15 month old son. She's shown below on a Japanese stamp.
Yahoo News reports:
Japan's petite judo queen Ryoko Tani believes her struggles in raising her first baby will only boost her comeback bid for a third straight Olympic gold medal next year.
"I wake up three times a night and breastfeed my son," the 31-year-old said here Monday as she started full-scale training for national trials next month ahead of the world championships in September...
The master of the seoinage shoulder-throw also said that parenting could have athletic virtues.
"While holding my son, who weighs 12 kilograms [26 pounds], I have to bend and stretch about 300 times," she said with a smile. "At times, I also have to stay still with my son in my arms for 20 minutes or so and it has boosted my grip."
"Indeed, breastfeeding saps quite a lot of energy but that does not affect my condition," she said. "It's like I am growing with my child. When I look at him sleeping and playing, I feel like hanging in there."
There is a neat video of Ryoko Tani on this Japanese commercial (for beef?). No idea what they're saying, but she looks quite fierce, even as a kid!