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Irwin Cohen

Full name: Irwin Lee Cohen
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: January 21, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: August 27, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Uptown Judo Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Judo

Related Olympians: Brother of Steven Cohen.


Irwin Cohen had a long career in judo in the United States. He first won the US Junior title when only 13-years-old and won again when 16. Cohen won a silver medal in light-heavyweight at the 1975 Pan-American Games and won gold medals at the Maccabiah Games in 1973 and 1977. But he later became better known as a coach, or a sensei in judo terms. He and his brother Steve operated a series of judo clubs around Chicago that produced multiple champions, including [Bob Berland], the first American to win an Olympic silver medal in 1984.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 20 München Judo Men's Middleweight United States USA 19T

Men's Middleweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
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