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Tadahiro Nomura

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameTadahiro•Nomura
Used nameTadahiro•Nomura
Original name野村•忠宏
Born10 December 1974 in Koryo, Nara (JPN)
Measurements164 cm / 60 kg
AffiliationsNara University of Education Postgraduate School (JPN)
NOC Japan

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.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1996 Summer Olympics Judo JPN Tadahiro Nomura
Extra-Lightweight, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
2000 Summer Olympics Judo JPN Tadahiro Nomura
Extra-Lightweight, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
2004 Summer Olympics Judo JPN Tadahiro Nomura
Extra-Lightweight, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold

Olympic family relations

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