Masao Murata

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Masao Murata
Medal record
Representing  Japan
Men's Judo
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1987 Essen -86 kg

Masao Murata (村田 正夫, Murata Masao, born 6 April 1964) is a retired Japanese judoka.

Murata is from Ichinomiya, Aichi and moved to Moriguchi, Osaka when he was in the second grade.[1] He belonged to Nippon Steel after graduating from Tokai University.

Murata was good at Uchimata, Seoi nage, Osotogari and Deashibarai[1]

In 1987, He won a bronze medal at the World Championships held in Essen, Germany. He was also expected to get a medal in the Olympic Games in 1988 and 1992 but couldn't participate due to his own Chronic, Cervical disc herniation.

Murata retired in 1994. Now, he has been coaching judo at Biwako Seikei Sport College since 2007.[2]

Achievements[edit]

  • 1982 - Inter-highschool championships (-86 kg) 2nd
  • 1983 - All-Japan Junior Championships (-86 kg) 1st
  • 1984 - All-Japan Junior Championships (-86 kg) 1st
  • 1985 - All-Japan University Championships (-86 kg) 1st
- All-Japan Selected Championships (-86 kg) 3rd
  • 1986 - All-Japan University Championships (-86 kg) 1st
- Jigoro Kano Cup (-86 kg) 3rd
- All-Japan Selected Championships (-86 kg) 2nd
- All-Japan Selected Championships (-86 kg) 1st
- Kodokan Cup (-86 kg) 3rd
  • 1988 - All-Japan Businessgroup Championships (-86 kg) 2nd
  • 1989 - Kodokan Cup (-86 kg) 1st
  • 1990 - All-Japan Businessgroup Championships (-86 kg) 1st
  • 1992 - All-Japan Businessgroup Championships (-86 kg) 3rd

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kimura, hidekazu (2009-12-20). "Kindai jūdō nisen-nen jūnigatsu-gō nyūmon! Ichiryū no gijutsu dai rokujūgo-kai Murata Masao roku-dan no "uchimata"" 近代柔道 2009年12月号 入門!一流の技術 -第65回 村田正夫6段の「内股」- (in Japanese). Baseball Magazine Sha Co., Ltd. pp. 58–61. 
  2. ^ "Biwako Seikei Sport College official site 教員紹介 - 競技スポーツ学科 村田正夫(准教授)-". Biwako Seikei Sport College.