Akinobu Osako

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Akinobu Osako
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BornNovember 27, 1960 (1960-11-27) (age 58)
Miyazaki, Japan

Akinobu Osako (大迫明伸, Ōsako Akinobu) (born November 27, 1960) is a retired judoka from Japan, who represented his native country at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. There he won the bronze medal in the men's middleweight division (– 86 kg), alongside Ben Spijkers from the Netherlands.

He was born in Nishimorokata District, Miyazaki and began judo at the age of a junior high student.[1] He entered noble Asahi Kasei of the judo after graduation in Tenri University.[1] In the days of active play, he was good at Seoi Nage, Tai Otoshi and Uchi Mata.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Sports Click : 柔道 - 31st Technical Seminar". BASEBALL MAGAZINE SHA. Archived from the original on 2008-01-13.

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