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Silver medalist vows to win next time

Updated: August 18, 2004, 3:04 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Two-time defending champion Masae Ueno earned Japan's fifth gold medal in 10 judo events on Wednesday, extending her three-year undefeated streak in major international competition with an Olympic victory.

"I lost the gold medal in Sydney and I had to wait a long time to try again,'' Ueno said after defeating Edith Bosch of Netherlands. "I was prepared to fight for the gold medal but now that I won, the feeling is unbelievable.''

Ueno was a heavy favorite ...

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