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Hiroshi Minatoya

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Name  Hiroshi Minatoya

Education  Tenri University
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Hiroshi Minatoya (湊谷 弘, Minatoya Hiroshi, October 17, 1943 – June 15, 2016) was a Japanese judoka.

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Hiroshi Minatoya JUDO FAMILY MOURNS THE PASSING OF HIROSHI MINATOYA All Japan Judo

He was born in Fukuno, Toyama and began judo at the age of 5.

After graduating from Tenri University, Minatoya coached judo at the dojo wichi Anton Geesink managed in Netherlands.

In 1969, Minatoya participated in the World Championships in Mexico City and won a gold medal, defending his world championship.

Minatoya retired in 1972, when he was defeated by Toyokazu Nomura at the All-Japan Selected Judo Championships and missed the participation of the Olympic Games held in Munich.

From 1967 to 2009, he also coached judo at Kanazawa Institute of Technology in Kanazawa, Ishikawa.

Achievements

  • 1965 - World Championships (-68 kg) 2nd
  • 1967 - World Championships (-70 kg) 1st
  • 1968 - All-Japan Selected Championships (Half-Lightweight) 3rd
  • 1969 - World Championships (-70 kg) 1st
  • 1970 - All-Japan Selected Championships (Lightweight) 1st
  • 1971 - World Championships (-70 kg) 2nd
  • 1972 - All-Japan Selected Championships (Lightweight) 2nd
  • References

    Hiroshi Minatoya Wikipedia


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