Yasuhiro Yamashita Judoka

Yasuhiro Yamashita

Yasuhiro Yamashita

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:1 June 1957 (61 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.
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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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Legend Yamashita Yasuhiro remained undefeated for 203 matches in a row

8 Nov 2017 13:25

Olympic and Openweight World Championships winner Yasuhiro Yamashita, who is widely regarded as the greatest judoka of all time, believes fan can expect an exciting spectacle in Marrekech. Read more

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History in the make at OpenWeight World Championships

7 Nov 2017 14:10

There is no weight category in judo which is more steeped in history, tradition and icons of the Gentle Way than the Openweight category. Geesink, Ruska, Uemura, Lorenz, Yamashita. These are the five judo titans who won Olympic Openweight gold when it was part of judo's programme at the Games from 1964 - 1984. Read more


World Judo Day: Courage by Yasuhiro Yamashita

28 Oct 2017 01:05

At 28 October Judo celebrates a special day. #WorldJudoDay 2017 displays the theme of Courage. Yasuhiro Yamashita Yasuhiro, who is now the All Japan Judo Federation President and IJF Development Director, is more than familiar with this year’s theme of Courage having displayed one of judo’s core values throughout his illustrious career. Read more

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1Los Angeles1984

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