Kazuo Yoshimura

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Kazuo Yoshimura
Medal record
Representing  Japan
Men's Judo
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1973 Lausanne -70 kg

Kazuo Yoshimura (吉村 和郎, Yoshimura Kazuo, born 6 July 1951) is a retired Japanese judoka.

Yoshimura is from Kumamoto, Kumamoto.[1] He belonged to Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department after graduation from Nihon University in 1973.

In 1973, When Yoshimura was a student of university, he won a bronze medal at the World Championships held in Lausanne.

He was expected to get gold medal of World Championships in 1977 or Olympic Games in 1980.[1] But he couldn't because World Championship was cancelled and Olympic Games was boycotted by Japanese Government.[1]

Yoshimura retired in 1980 and took office as the coach of Kodogakusha (講道学舎, Kōdōgakusha). Among his students is former world champion, Toshihiko Koga and Hidehiko Yoshida.[2]

As of 2010, He has coached All-Japan women's judo team since 1997.[2] On November 2012 he resigned as the women's trainer and was replaced by Hitoshi Saito.

Achievements[edit]

  • 1969 - Inter-highschool championships (-80 kg) 1st
  • 1970 - All-Japan Junior Championships (-63 kg) 3rd
  • 1971 - All-Japan Junior Championships (-80 kg) 1st
  • 1972 - All-Japan Selected Championships (-70 kg) 3rd
  • 1973 - World Championships (-70 kg) 3rd
  • 1976 - All-Japan Selected Championships (-70 kg) 2nd
- Kodokan Cup (-71 kg) 1st
  • 1977 - All-Japan Selected Championships (-71 kg) 1st
  • 1978 - Jigoro Kano Cup (-71 kg) 1st
- All-Japan Selected Championships (-71 kg) 2nd
- All-Japan Selected Championships (-71 kg) 2nd

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "近代柔道 2004年1月号 転機-あの試合、あの言葉 第25回-吉村和郎-". Baseball Magazine Sha Co., Ltd. 2004-01-20.
  2. ^ a b "Judo Channel -吉村和郎 全日本柔道連盟強化委員長インタビュー-". Token Corporation. 2009-05-12.