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Tamon Honda

Full name: Tamon Honda
Original name: 本田 多聞
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight: 282 lbs (128 kg)
Born: August 15, 1963 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Affiliations: Nihon University, Tokyo (JPN)
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Wrestling

Related Olympians: Son of Daisaburo Honda; Cousin of Keisuke Honda.

Biography

Tamon Honda was a top amateur wrestler in Asia, winning the 1983 Asian Championship at 100 kg freestyle for his only major international victory. He competed at three Olympic Games and the 1983 and 1987 World Championships, but never managed a medal. He also competed at the 1986 and 1990 Asian Games, just missing the podium in 1986 with a fourth-place finish in the 130 kg freestyle division.

After the 1992 Olympics Honda turned professional and joined All-Japan Pro Wrestling, competing for them from 1993-2000. He never quite made the main event level individually, but twice held the All-Asia Tag Team Championship in the 1990s. In 2002 Honda joined Pro Wrestling Noah, wrestling for them through 2010. After 2010 he wrestled occasionally as a freelancer.

Honda’s father, Daisaburo Honda competed at the 1964 Olympics in canoeing, while a younger cousin, Keisuke Honda became a Japanese football player who competed at the 2008 Olympic Games.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle Japan JPN 5
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle Japan JPN AC
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Wrestling Men's Super-Heavyweight, Freestyle Japan JPN AC

Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result CP MR RE
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Wrestling Japan JPN Final Standings 5 1984-08-09
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Wrestling Japan JPN Final Round Match 5/6 AC 1984-08-11 Honda (JPN)
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Wrestling Japan JPN Group B - Final 3 1984-08-10 1,0
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Wrestling Japan JPN Group B - Final Match #1 2 1984-08-10 Sezgin (TUR) decision (9-4), Honda (JPN) 1,0
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Wrestling Japan JPN Group B - Final Match #2 2 1984-08-10 Banach (USA) fall (1:56), Honda (JPN) 0,0
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Wrestling Japan JPN Group B - Round Three 3 1984-08-09 5,0
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Wrestling Japan JPN Group B - Round Three Match #1 2 1984-08-09 Sezgin (TUR) decision (9-4), Honda (JPN) 1,0
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Wrestling Japan JPN Group B - Round Two 2 1984-08-09 4,0
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Wrestling Japan JPN Group B - Round Two Match #3 AC 1984-08-09 Honda (JPN) 0,0
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Wrestling Japan JPN Group B - Round One 1T 1984-08-09 4,0
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Wrestling Japan JPN Group B - Round One Match #2 1 1984-08-09 Honda (JPN) fall (3:52), Sarr (SEN) 4,0
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Wrestling Japan JPN Final Standings AC 1988-09-28 1,0 Eliminated r2/6 Group A
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Wrestling Japan JPN Group A - Round Two 9T 1988-09-28 1,0
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Wrestling Japan JPN Group A - Round Two Match #3 2 1988-09-28 Neupert (GDR) fall (1:53), Honda (JPN) 0,0
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Wrestling Japan JPN Group A - Round One 7T 1988-09-28 1,0
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Wrestling Japan JPN Group A - Round One Match #2 2 1988-09-28 Dhillon Singh (IND) decision (3-2), Honda (JPN) 1,0

Men's Super-Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result RE CP MR
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Wrestling Japan JPN Final Standings AC 1992-08-04 Eliminated r2/6 Group A 1,0
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Wrestling Japan JPN Group A - Round Two 6T 1992-08-04 1,0
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Wrestling Japan JPN Group A - Round Two Match #1 2 1992-08-04 Figueroa (PUR) decision (3-2), Honda (JPN) 1,0
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Wrestling Japan JPN Group A - Round One 6T 1992-08-04 0,0
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Wrestling Japan JPN Group A - Round One Match #2 2 1992-08-04 Soleimani (IRI) fall (1:49), Honda (JPN) 0,0