Norikatsu Saikawa

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Norikatsu Saikawa
Personal information
Nationality  Japan
Born (1986-03-11) 11 March 1986 (age 31)
Sano, Tochigi, Japan
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 96 kg (212 lb)
Sport
Sport Wrestling
Event(s) Greco-Roman
Club Ryomo Yakult[1]
Coached by Shingo Matsumoto[1]

Norikatsu Saikawa (斎川 哲克, Saikawa Norikatsu, born March 11, 1986 in Sano, Tochigi) is an amateur Japanese Greco-Roman wrestler, who competed in the men's heavyweight category.[1][2] He won a silver medal for the 84 kg division at the 2010 Asian Wrestling Championships in Delhi, India, losing out to South Korea's Lee Se-Yeol.[3] Saikawa is also a member of Ryomo Yakult Wrestling Club, and is coached and trained by former Asian Games light heavyweight champion and two-time Olympian Shingo Matsumoto.[1]

Saikawa represented Japan at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where he competed for the men's 96 kg class. He received a bye for the preliminary round of sixteen match, before losing out to Sweden's Jimmy Lidberg, who was able to score three points in two straight periods, leaving Saikawa without a single point.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Norikatsu Saikawa". London 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Norikatsu Saikawa". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Rajender takes 55 kg Greco Roman silver". The Hindu. 16 May 2010. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Men's 96kg Greco-Roman Round of 16 Finals". London 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 

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