Yoshikatsu Yoshida

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Yoshikatsu Yoshida
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Yoshikatsu Yoshida at the 1964 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1941-10-30) October 30, 1941 (age 76)
Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan
Height 1.61 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight 52 kg (115 lb)
Sport Freestyle wrestling

Yoshikatsu Yoshida (吉田 義勝, Yoshida Yoshikatsu, born October 30, 1941) is a retired Japanese freestyle wrestler. He won gold medals in the 52 kg category at the 1964 Summer Olympics and 1965 World Wrestling Championships.[1]

Born in Hokkaido, Yoshida graduated from the Nihon University in Tokyo. After retiring from wrestling he left sport and worked for Meiji Dairies, eventually joining its Board of Directors.[2]

Yoshikatsu Yoshida (吉田義勝) is often confused with Eikatsu Yoshida (吉田栄勝), a former national champion, wrestling coach and father of Saori Yoshida.