August 7, 1958 |
|Height||1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||57 kg (126 lb) (2012)|
|Updated on 3 September 2012.|
Ray Takahashi (born 7 August 1958) is a wrestler, judoka, coach, lecturer, and author who represented Canada in wrestling at the 1976 and 1984 Summer Olympic Games, the 1982 and 1983 Wrestling World Championships, the 1978 Commonwealth Games, and the 1983 Pan-American Games. Takahashi won gold in the Flyweight division at the Commonwealth Games, and placed fourth at his second Olympic Games. He holds 16 Canadian national wrestling titles and was inducted into the Canadian Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1991. He is also ranked san-dan (third-degree black belt) in the Japanese martial art Judo, the son of noted Canadian judoka Masao Takahashi and June Takahashi, and the brother of fellow Olympian Phil Takahashi and Olympic coach Tina Takahashi.
Takahashi is currently a Lecturer in Kinesiology and the Head Coach of the men's and women's wrestling teams at the University of Western Ontario. In 2005 he co-authored a book titled Mastering Judo with his parents and three siblings, and is credited with researching and writing the first draft of the book.
- "Ray Takahashi Biography and Olympic Results". Sports Reference website. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
- Takahashi, Masao; Family (2005). Mastering Judo. Windsor, Ontario: Human Kinetics. p. 213. ISBN 073605099X.
- "Ray Takahashi". Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario webpage. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
- Takahashi, Masao; Family (2005). Mastering Judo. Windsor, Ontario: Human Kinetics. pp. vii. ISBN 073605099X.
- Interview with Takahashi, Part2 (Public History Canada on YouTube)
- 1983 Canadian Wrestling Championships Television Special featuring Takahashi, Part 2 (49 North Wrestling on YouTube)