Olympic champion Yuji Takada is Japan's greatest wrestler of all-time winning four world titles.
The top six men's freestyle wrestlers in Japan history won a total of twenty-six world and Olympic medals and eighteen titles.
They include an Olympic champion and four-time world champion, four three-time champions, and a champion and four-time finalist!
Here are Japan's top men's freestyle wrestlers of all-time ranked by world and Olympic medals!
Here are the top six!
Rank - Wrestler - Year - Score - Medals
#1 - Yuji Takada - 1984 - 100 - 3,1,1,1,1,1,3
#2 - Hideaki Tomiyama - 1984 - 82 - 1,1,3,2,2,1
#3 - Osamu Watanabe - 1964 - 48 - 1,1,1
#3 - Mitsuru Sato - 1988 - 48 - 3,2,3,1
#3 - Masaaki Kaneko - 1968 - 48 - 1,1,1
#3 - Hideaki Yanagida - 1972 - 48 - 1,1,1
There have been 69 Japan wrestlers who have earned 114 world or Olympic medals in men's freestyle.
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