Saturday, November 20, 2010
Athlete Profile - Masato Uchishiba
Masato Uchishiba (内柴 正人) (born 17 June 1978 in Kōshi, Kumamoto) is a judoka who won the gold medal in the men's under 66 kg division at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece and at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China.
To win the Olympic gold at Athens, he defeated Jozef Krnáč of Slovakia. Of winning the gold, he said, "I wanted this so badly I wouldn't have cared if it was my last fight ever," though his comments were officially translated as: "It is probably my last Olympics, that is why I am proud of my medal."
At the 2005 Judo World Championships, he won silver in his division.
He also won the gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics against Benjamin Darbelet of France.
Gold 2004 Athens -66 kg
Gold 2008 Beijing -66 kg
Silver 2005 Cairo -66 kg
Bronze 2002 Busan -60 kg
Gold 2001 Beijing