Osamu Watanabe

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Osamu Watanabe
Osamu Watanabe 1964.jpg
Osamu Watanabe at the 1964 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1940-10-21) October 21, 1940 (age 76)
Wassamu, Hokkaido, Japan
Alma mater Chuo University[1]
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Sport Freestyle wrestling

Osamu Watanabe (渡辺 長武?, Watanabe Osamu, born on October 21, 1940) is a retired Japanese freestyle wrestler. In 1962, he debuted internationally and retired shortly after the 1964 Olympics. During his brief career Watanabe won all his few hundred bouts[2] without losing a single point. This achievement remains unmatched in any type of competitive wrestling, as reflected in the Guinness World Records.[1][3][4]

In the early 2000s Watanabe resumed competing internationally in the masters category.[5]


  1. ^ a b Watanabe Osamu. Encyclopædia Britannica
  2. ^ The numbers vary from 187 to 300+ (Britannica)
  3. ^ Osamu Watanabe. sports-reference.com
  4. ^ Книга рекордов Гиннеса 98. Guinness World Records 1998
  5. ^ Osamu Watanabe. ssf.or.jp