Japanese judo family is mourning two-times gold medalist of World Judo Championships Hiroshi Minatoya who died aged 72 on June 15, 2016.
With Anton Geesink in Holland
Returning to Japan after winning gold medal at the Salt Lake City
Minatoya, born October 17, 1943 in Toyama, graduated from Tenri University, who won Gold at the Salt Lake City 1967 and the Mexico City 1969, Silver at the Rio de Janeiro 1965, and the Ludwigshafen am Rhein 1971 World Judo Championships, has also played important role in coaching field.
We would like to send our deepest condolences to his family and friends.