Kaori Matsumoto: Fierce Game Face Belies Quirky Personality

Kaori Matsumoto: Fierce game face belies quirky personalityThe instant judoka Kaori Matsumoto realized she had just become Japan's first gold medalist at the London Olympics, her fierce game face dissolved as she tried to hold back the tears as she buried her head into the chest of her head coach.

"I love to be No. 1," said the elated Matsumoto.

It was July 30, and the 24-year-old Matsumoto had just defeated Romania's Corina Caprioriu in the women's judo 57-kilogram final.