Yōsuke Yamamoto (judoka)

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Yōsuke Yamamoto
Medal record
Representing  Japan
Men's Judo
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Seoul -65 kg
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1987 Essen -65 kg
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 1986 Seoul -65 kg
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 1984 Kuwait City -65 kg

Yōsuke Yamamoto (山本 洋祐, Yamamoto Yōsuke, born June 22, 1960) is a Japanese judoka.

He was born in Tenmei(ja), Kumamoto Prefecture,[1] and began judo at the age of a fifth grader.[1]

After graduating from Nippon Sport Science University, he worked with a teacher in Yamagata and Yamanashi. He won a gold medal at the -65 kg category of the World Championships in 1987.

As of 2009, Yamamoto coaches judo at his alma mater, Nippon Sport Science University, where he previously studied as an undergraduate.[1] Among his students is former Pacific Rim champion Arata Kojima.


  1. ^ a b c "近代柔道 2006年3月号 勝つための食事と減量". Baseball Magazine Sha Co., Ltd. 2006-03-20.