Full name: Michael Lee "Mike" Swain
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 157 lbs (71 kg)
Born: December 21, 1960 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Affiliations: Cranford Judo & Karate Center, Cranford (USA)
Country: United States
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
In 1987 Mike Swain became the first judoka from the Western Hemisphere to win a World Championship. He added World silver medals in 1985 and 1989. Swain competed as a lightweight at the 1984, 1988, and 1992 Olympics, winning a bronze medal in 1988. He also won gold at the 1987 Pan American Games and a bronze at the 1983 Pan Ams. Swain coached the US judokas for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
In 1987 Swain started Swain Sports, which became a multi-million dollar international martial arts equipment business. In 2008 he sold the company to Dollamur and later served as vice-president for them for Global Martial Arts. Swainâs wife [TÃ¢nia Ishii] represented Brazil in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, and his father-in-law [Chiaki Ishii] won a bronze medal for Brazil in the 1972 MÃ¼nchen Olympics.
|1984 Summer||23||Los Angeles||Judo||Men's Lightweight||United States||USA||11T|
|1988 Summer||27||Seoul||Judo||Men's Lightweight||United States||USA||3T||Bronze|
|1992 Summer||31||Barcelona||Judo||Men's Lightweight||United States||USA||34T|