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 78)
Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan
Height1.61 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight52 kg (115 lb)
SportFreestyle 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.[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.


  1. ^ Yoshikatsu Yoshida at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com
  2. ^ "おかゆから学んだリーダーとは/レスリング・吉田義勝" (in Japanese). nikkansports.com. December 20, 2011. Retrieved 2019-10-09.

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