Hiroshi Izumi Judoka

Hiroshi Izumi

Hiroshi Izumi

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:22 June 1982 (37 years)
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Hiroshi Izumi was Olympic finallist in 2004 and 2005 World Champion in Chiba. He won world gold in 2007 with the team of Japan and switcehd to MMA. Later he considered a comeback but the competition is too heavy.

Olympian Hiroshi Izumi wants to return and fight for Japan

31 Mar 2015 16:20

Five years after retiring and more than a decade since winning an Olympic medal, Hiroshi Izumi has returned to the judo mat. “I realize how much I love judo. I want to be No. 1 in Japan again.” His fellow medallists of Athens all retired: Zurab Zviadauri continued judo in the Georgian parliament, Mark Huizinga shines as top fisherman and TV celeb and Kasanbi Taov is coach at the Russian team. Read more