Yoshikatsu Yoshida

Yoshikatsu
Yoshida

  • Date Of Birth:
    October 30, 1941
  • Country:
    Japan
  • Weight:
    52 kg
  • Wrestling type:
    Freestyle

Biography

Yoshikatsu Yoshida (吉田 義勝 Yoshida Yoshikatsu, born October 30, 1941) is a retired Japanese freestyle wrestler. He won gold medals in the 52 kg category at the 1964 Summer Olympics and 1965 World Wrestling Championships.

Born in Hokkaido, Yoshida graduated from the Nihon University in Tokyo. After retiring from wrestling he left sport and worked for Meiji Dairies, eventually joining its Board of Directors.

Yoshikatsu Yoshida (吉田義勝) is often confused with Eikatsu Yoshida (吉田栄勝), a former national champion, wrestling coach and father Saori Yoshida.

 

Awards

Date Event Award
1964 FILA World Wrestling Championships Gold
1965 Games of the XVIII Olympiad Gold