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Yushu Kitano

Full name: Yushu Kitano
Original name: 北野 祐秀
Gender: Male
Born: April 14, 1930 in [unknown], Osaka, Japan
Died: February 27, 2016 in Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Yushu Kitano competed at three major international tournaments during his career, winning a silver medal in each of them. He won freestyle flyweight silvers at the 1952 Olympics and 1954 World Championships and bantamweight silver at the 1954 Asian Games. Kitano was also the Japanese freestyle flyweight champion in 1952 and 1953. After finishing his sporting career, he worked as a wrestling coach, serving as coach of the Japanese 1960 Olympic team. Kitano later became a businessman and ran a sumo chaya, a traditional teahouse also selling sumo tickets and souvenirs and providing information to the fans, in Osaka from 1986-2006.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Wrestling Men's Flyweight, Freestyle Japan JPN 2 Silver

Men's Flyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MMR(BP)/RE BP MR
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Wrestling Japan JPN Final Standings 2 1952-07-20 1-1 (5 bad points)
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Wrestling Japan JPN Final Round Match #1 1 1952-07-23 Kitano (JPN) decision (3-0), Mollaghasemi (IRI)
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Wrestling Japan JPN Round Five 2 1952-07-23 4
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Wrestling Japan JPN Round Five Match #1 2 1952-07-23 Gemici (TUR) decision (3-0), Kitano (JPN) 3
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Wrestling Japan JPN Round Four 1 1952-07-22 1
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Wrestling Japan JPN Round Four Match #1 1 1952-07-22 Kitano (JPN) fall (10:15), Baise (RSA) 0
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Wrestling Japan JPN Round Three 1T 1952-07-22 1
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Wrestling Japan JPN Round Three Match #1 1 1952-07-22 Kitano (JPN) fall (4:30), Dávila (MEX) 0
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Wrestling Japan JPN Round Two 3T 1952-07-21 1
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Wrestling Japan JPN Round Two Match #1 1 1952-07-21 Kitano (JPN) fall (7:20), El-Ward (EGY) 0
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Wrestling Japan JPN Round One 3T 1952-07-20 1
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Wrestling Japan JPN Round One Match #1 1 1952-07-20 Kitano (JPN) decision (3-0), Johansson (SWE) 1
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