At a glance

10 Dec 1974 Koryo, Japan
164 cm / 60 kg 5'5'' / 132 pounds
Male

Tadahiro Nomura is the only judoka to have won three Olympic titles. He even won them consecutively, claiming the extra-lightweight (up to 60 kg) title in 1996, 2000 and 2004. This feat is even more remarkable considering the fact that Nomura only managed to win a single World Championship (in 1997), partially due to the tough qualifying contests in Japan. He was also eliminated in national competition for the 2008 Games, but is still aiming for a fourth Olympic title in 2012. His judo skills run in the family; his father coached 1984 Olympic champion Hosokawa, while his uncle Toyokazu...

Tadahiro in numbers

3
Olympics
Olympics
3
medals
Gold medal:3 Silver medal: Bronze medal:
  • Athens
    Athens 2004
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Athens
    Athens 2004
    • 1 Gold medal
      Judo
      Extra-Lightweight (≤60 kilograms)
  • Sydney
    Sydney 2000
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Sydney
    Sydney 2000
    • 1 Gold medal
      Judo
      Extra-Lightweight (≤60 kilograms)
  • Atlanta
    Atlanta 1996
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Atlanta
    Atlanta 1996
    • 1 Gold medal
      Judo
      Extra-Lightweight (≤60 kilograms)

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