Noriko Anno

Noriko Anno (阿武 教子, born May 23, 1976 in Fukue, Yamaguchi[1]) is a female Japanese judoka who won the gold medal in the women's -78 kg judo at the 2004 Summer Olympics. She has won gold in the World Championship at -78 kg four times, and was fifth in the -72 kg category at the 1996 Summer Olympics.

Noriko Anno
Personal information
BornMay 23, 1976 (1976-05-23) (age 44)
Fukue, Yamaguchi, Japan

She married judoka Ryuji Sonoda in 2010.[2]


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  2. ^ "柔道の園田と阿武が結婚/金メダリスト同士". Shikoku News (in Japanese). 2010-01-05. Retrieved 2019-11-25. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)