Olympic Competitor nr 2966
Olympic Competitor nr 2631
B. 1974-12-10, Nara, Japan
Judo (3 gold)
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In 1996 he was considered the least likely of the Japanese Judokas to win
the title, but he did.
In 2000, the audience ws packed with Japanese fans of Ryoko Tamura. They had just finished cheering her 30 second final win, when Nomura went one better by winning his final in just 12 seconds.
In 2004, he won again, to become the first Judo Triple Olympian
Written 2002-10-31 - last modified 2011-10-02
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