Masashi Nishiyama

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Masashi Nishiyama
Born (1985-07-09) July 9, 1985 (age 31)
Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi
Nationality  Japan
Height 178 cm (70 in)
Weight 90 kg (200 lb)
Division 90 kg-
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]


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]


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.