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Tamon Honda

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameTamon•Honda
Used nameTamon•Honda
Original name本田•多聞
Born15 August 1963 in Yokohama, Kanagawa (JPN)
Measurements188 cm / 128 kg
AffiliationsNihon University, Tokyo (JPN)
NOC Japan

Biography

Tamon Honda was a top amateur wrestler in Asia, winning the 1983 Asian Championship at 100 kg freestyle for his only major international victory. He competed at three Olympic Games and the 1983 and 1987 World Championships, but never managed a medal. He also competed at the 1986 and 1990 Asian Games, just missing the podium in 1986 with a fourth-place finish in the 130 kg freestyle division.

After the 1992 Olympics Honda turned professional and joined All-Japan Pro Wrestling, competing for them from 1993-2000. He never quite made the main event level individually, but twice held the All-Asia Tag Team Championship in the 1990s. In 2002 Honda joined Pro Wrestling Noah, wrestling for them through 2010. After 2010 he wrestled occasionally as a freelancer.

Honda’s father, Daisaburo Honda competed at the 1964 Olympics in canoeing, while a younger cousin, Keisuke Honda became a Japanese football player who competed at the 2008 Olympic Games.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Summer Olympics Wrestling JPN Tamon Honda
Heavyweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 5
1988 Summer Olympics Wrestling JPN Tamon Honda
Heavyweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) AC
1992 Summer Olympics Wrestling JPN Tamon Honda
Super-Heavyweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) AC

Olympic family relations