Seigo Saito

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Seigo Saito
Medal record
Competitor for  Japan
Men's Judo
Asian Championships
Gold 2005 Tashkent -90 kg

Seigo Saito (齋藤 制剛 Saitō Seigō?, born 4 May 1977) is a retired Japanese judoka.

Saito is from Sapporo, Hokkaidō.[1] He belonged to Asahi Kasei after graduation from Kokushikan University in 2000.

Saito was good at Uchimata and Newaza in high-school days and was expected to get medal of Olympic Games or World Championships in the future.[1] But he was not able to use the skill of them by the trouble of knee like Anterior cruciate ligament injury since 2000.[1]

In 2005, He won a gold medal at the Asian Championships and All-Japan Selected Championships with the skill that he learned newly like Kata guruma, Ōuchi gari and Kuchiki taoshi. But he was not chosen as a Japanese representative at the World Championships held in Cairo.

He has coached judo at Asahi Kasei since 2010. Among his students is Tatsuki Masubuchi Yohei Takai and so on.[2]

His younger brother, Masamichi (順道?) is also famous judoka and won a gold medal at the Kodokan Cup in 2001.

Achievements[edit]

  • 1994 - All-Japan Junior Championships (-86 kg) 2nd
- Inter-highschool championships (-86 kg) 3rd
  • 1995 - Kodokan Cup (-86 kg) 2nd
- Inter-highschool championships (-86 kg) 1st
- All-Japan Selected Championships (-86 kg) 3rd
- All-Japan Junior Championships (-86 kg) 1st
  • 1997 - Kodokan Cup (-90 kg) 2nd
- All-Japan Junior Championships (-86 kg) 1st
- All-Japan University Championships (-86 kg) 3rd
  • 1998 - All-Japan University Championships (-90 kg) 3rd
  • 1999 - Kodokan Cup (-90 kg) 3rd
- All-Japan University Championships (-90 kg) 2nd
  • 2000 - All-Japan Businessgroup Championships (-90 kg) 2nd
  • 2001 - All-Japan Selected Championships (-90 kg) 2nd
- Kodokan Cup (-90 kg) 1st
  • 2002 - All-Japan Selected Championships (-90 kg) 3rd
- All-Japan Businessgroup Championships (-90 kg) 1st
  • 2003 - Kodokan Cup (-90 kg) 2nd
- All-Japan Businessgroup Championships (-90 kg) 1st
  • 2004 - Kodokan Cup (-90 kg) 1st
- All-Japan Businessgroup Championships (-90 kg) 1st
- All-Japan Selected Championships (-90 kg) 2nd
- Kodokan Cup (-90 kg) 1st
  • 2006 - All-Japan Selected Championships (-90 kg) 1st
- Kodokan Cup (-90 kg) 1st
- All-Japan Selected Championships (-90 kg) 2nd
- Kodokan Cup (-90 kg) 1st
  • 2008 - All-Japan Businessgroup Championships (-90 kg) 2nd
  • 2009 - All-Japan Businessgroup Championships (-90 kg) 2nd

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "近代柔道 2010年9月号 入門!一流の技術 -第75回 齋藤制剛5段の「内股」-". Baseball Magazine Sha Co., Ltd. 2010-09-22. 
  2. ^ "旭化成柔道部 -選手・スタッフ紹介-". Asahi Kasei.