Tomohiko Hoshina

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Tomohiko Hoshina
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Birth nameTomohiko Hoshina
Full nameTomohiko Hoshina
Born (1987-07-04) July 4, 1987 (age 31)
Shizuoka, Japan
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm) (2012)
Weight125 kg (276 lb) (2012)
Sport
CountryFlag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines
Sport Judo

Tomohiko Hoshina(保科智彦,Hoshina Tomohiko) is a Filipino Japanese judoka from Shizuoka, Japan. [1] He competed at the World Championships, the Southeast Asian Games and the Olympic Games. [2]

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Early life

Hoshina was born and raised in Shizuoka, Japan to a Filipina mother and Japanese father. [3] He started competing in judo before the age of 10 - his father is a judo fanatic and encouraged him to enter tournaments. [4]

He continued competing in judo while at college and he hopes eventually to become a sumo wrestling teacher.

Career

2012 Summer Olympics

In 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Hoshina debuted in the Men's +100 kg in judo, [4] representing the Philippines. [3]

2012 Summer Olympics Games of the XXX Olympiad, held in London in 2012

The 2012 Summer Olympics, formally the Games of the XXX Olympiad and commonly known as London 2012, was an international multi-sport event that was held from 27 July to 12 August 2012 in London, United Kingdom. The first event, the group stage in women's football, began on 25 July at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, followed by the opening ceremonies on 27 July. 10,768 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) participated.

London Capital of the United Kingdom

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The Men's +100 kg competition in judo at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom, took place at ExCeL London between 28 July and 3 August.

On August 3, 2012 in the pool round, Hoshina was drawn against Kim Sung-Min of South Korea who had previously beaten him at the 2011 World Judo Championships and the 2011 Asian Judo Championships. Hoshina did not progress to the next round, again losing to Kim due to Kim’s full-point throw, an ippon. [5] The game was timed out in 1 minute and 5 seconds ending with Kim scoring 100 to Hoshina's 0.

South Korea at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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2011 World Judo Championships Judo competition

The 2011 World Judo Championships were held at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in Paris, France from 23 to 28 August.

The 2011 Asian Judo Championships were held at UAE WJJ Federation Hall in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 5 April to 7 April 2011.

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References

  1. "Tomohiko Hoshina Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-02-03.
  2. Fil-Japanese Enjoying Games Stint Manila Bulletin Retrieved July 23, 2012
  3. 1 2 Filipino Olympian: Tomohiko Hoshina ABS-CBNnews.com Retrieved 07/29/2012
  4. 1 2 Ted S. Melendres (2012)Hoshina heavy underdog against South Korean vet, Philippine Daily Inquirer Retrieved August 2nd, 2012
  5. Pinoy judoka Hoshina yields to South Korean, ABS-CBNnews.com Retrieved 08/03/2012