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 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.

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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