Tadanori Koshino

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Tadanori Koshino
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Born 1966

Tadanori Koshino (越野 忠則 Koshino Tadanori?, born April 3, 1966 in Shiranuka, Hokkaidō, Japan) is a retired judoka who competed in the -60 kg division.


Koshino began learning judo with a local sports team while he was in elementary school, and became the Hokkaidō Prefecture champion for his weight class in junior-high school.[1] He placed third in the inter-highschool tournament during his senior year, and entered Tōkai University in 1985.[1] He won the Shoriki Cup twice while attending the university, and joined the Toyo Suisan corporation after graduating.[1] He won the Kodokan Cup for 4 consecutive years from 1989–1992 and All-Japan Weight Class Judo Championships for 3 consecutive years from 1989–1991,[2] and placed second in the World Judo Championships in 1989 before winning the world championships in 1991. He retired from competitive judo after finishing with a bronze medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics. He became an instructor for the International Budo University in April, 1993.


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