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Yoshikatsu Yoshida

Sport  Freestyle wrestling
Weight  52 kg
Height  1.61 m
Role  Olympic athlete
Name  Yoshikatsu Yoshida

Yoshikatsu Yoshida
Born  October 30, 1941 (age 74) (1941-10-30) Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan
Died  Tsu, Mie Prefecture, Japan
Olympic medals  Wrestling at the 1964 summer Olympics - Men's Freestyle Flyweight

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.

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.

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.

References

Yoshikatsu Yoshida Wikipedia


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