Masashi Nishiyama

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Masashi Nishiyama
Born (1985-07-09) July 9, 1985 (age 34)
Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi
NationalityJapanese
Height178 cm (70 in)
Weight90 kg (200 lb)
Division90 kg-
Websitejudoinside.com
Masashi Nishiyama
Medal record
Representing  Japan
Men's Judo
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2012 London -90 kg

Masashi Nishiyama (西山将士, Nishiyama Masashi, born July 9, 1985) is a Japanese judoka who won a bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He is competing for the Nippon Steel Corporation Judo Club.[1]

Biography[edit]

Nishiyama was born in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture[2] and graduated from the Kokushikan University in Tokyo.[1] In the early 2000s he was competing in the 100 kg category but then moved to the 90 kg division.[3]

Competitions[edit]

Nishiyama was defeated in the selection competitions for the 2012 London Olympics, but nevertheless was selected for the national team.[4] In London, he was defeated in the quarter-finals, and won the bronze medal via repechage, against Kirill Denisov, by judges decision.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Masashi Nishiyama". www.london2012.com. Archived from the original on 2012-08-01.
  2. ^ 【柔道】平岡(60キロ級)五輪切符 西山将(90キロ級)上川(100キロ超級)も. chugoku-np.co.jp
  3. ^ Masashi Nishiyama Archived 2012-01-11 at the Wayback Machine at judoinside.com
  4. ^ 西山将 決勝敗退も初代表入り 篠原監督は金星評価. sponichi.co.jp (2012-05-14)