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Yasuhiro Yamashita – Judo Legend

Yasuhiro Yamashita (born June 1, 1957 in Yamato, Kumamoto) is one of the most successful judo competitors of all time. He currently works as an instructor or advisor for numerous organizations, including Tokai University, the International Judo Federation, and the All Japan Judo Federation. He retired from competitive judo on June 17, 1985 after a remarkable career where he won five gold medals in international competitions and marked 203 consecutive victories (with 7 draws in-between) up until his retirement. He received the Japanese National Prize of Honor on October 9, 1984.


Source: Judo Manuel Belgrano

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