Yasuhiro Yamashita Judoka

Yasuhiro Yamashita

Yasuhiro Yamashita

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:1 June 1957 (62 years)
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Yasuhiro Yamashita is the best judoka of his generation, a judo phenomenon who won the All Japan title from 1977-1985, 9 years in a row. He won four world titles in 1979, 1981, 1983. In 1984 he finally won the Olympic title in Los Angeles. Yamashita won 203 matches in a row since 1977 most by ippon.

Jigoro Kano Cadet Judo Tournament attracts world leaders

6 Sep 2019 10:40

Russian Federation President and IJF Honorary President Vladimir Putin and the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe both attended the Annual International Vladivostok Jigoro Kano Cadet Judo Tournament which was held under their patronage and were joined by the President of Mongolia, Battulga Khaltmaa, the Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi and IJF President Marius L. Vizer. Read more


The Olympic Movement in Japan has entered a new era

14 Aug 2019 09:10

Yasuhiro Yamashita took the office of President of the NOC Japan in July this year to succeed Tsunekazu Takeda who had been leading the Olympic Movement at the national level for 18 years. Read more


Yamashita Yasuhiro officially appointed as President Japanese NOC

27 Jun 2019 09:55

All Japan Judo Federation President and IJF Hall of Famer Yamashita Yasuhiro was officially appointed as President of the Japanese Olympic Committee during an executive board meeting in Tokyo. Read more

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Yasuhiro Yamashita likely new JOC head

19 Mar 2019 09:00

JudoInside reported previously the candidacy of Olympic gold medalist Yasuhiro Yamashita as new Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) President. Yamashita has emerged as a prime candidate to replace Tsunekazu Takeda, who will step down over alleged corruption involving Tokyo's successful bid for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, those close to the JOC said. Read more

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Yasuhiro Yamashita serious candidate as JOC President

17 Feb 2019 10:10

Yasuhiro Yamashita, the 61-year-old head of the Japan Judo Federation, is being spoke of as a possible successor to run the Japan Olympic Committee JOC, with curent President Tsunekazu Takeda taking on a role as president emeritus. Read more

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1Los Angeles1984

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