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Jiichiro Date

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJiichiro•Date
Used nameJiichiro•Date
Original name伊達•治一郎
Born6 January 1952 in ?, Oita (JPN)
Died20 February 2018
Measurements172 cm / 78 kg
NOC Japan


Japanese wrestler Jiichiro Date won the gold medal in the welterweight freestyle class at the 1976 Montréal Olympics, and was named the best wrestler of the tournament. Four years earlier in München he went out in round three in Greco-roman welterweight. In 1973 he surprised in winning the World Cup, while at the 1975 Worlds he claimed the bronze medal. After the 1976 Games Date retired and became a well-known wrestling coach in Japan.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Summer Olympics Wrestling JPN Jiichiro Date
Welterweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) AC
1976 Summer Olympics Wrestling JPN Jiichiro Date
Welterweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold