Games & medals

Games Results Sport Event
Athens 2004
Games Results Sport Event
Athens 2004
#1
Judo Extra-Lightweight (≤60 kilograms)
Sydney 2000
Games Results Sport Event
Sydney 2000
#1
Judo Extra-Lightweight (≤60 kilograms)
Atlanta 1996
Games Results Sport Event
Atlanta 1996
#1
Judo Extra-Lightweight (≤60 kilograms)

Tadahiro NOMURA

Japan
Judo
Height
164 cm / 5'5''
Weight
60 kg / 132 pounds
Birth date
10 Dec 1974 Koryo, Japan
Gender
Male

Number of medals

3 Olympic medals

Olympic Games

3 Olympic Games

Tadahiro NOMURA biography

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 was himself an Olympic judo champion in 1972.

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