Sohsuke Takatani Japan

Key Facts

Country

Competed in

Date of birth

05 Apr 1989

Height

1.77m

Weight

74kg

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
0 0 0

Sport Guides

WRESTLING

Sohsuke Takatani competed in WRESTLING

Did you know?

  • There are two wrestling disciplines: Greco-Roman and freestyle. In both, the aim is to force the back of the opponent's shoulders on to the ground.
  • In Greco-Roman wrestling, athletes are only allowed to use their arms and upper bodies to pin their opponent, while in freestyle wrestling any part of the body may be used.
  • Bouts can last for a maximum of three periods of two minutes, with a 30-second break in between.
  • The heaviest ever Olympic wrestler was American Chris Mason, who weighed 29.4 stones when he took part in the 1972 super-heavyweight freestyle competition.
  • By contrast, the first ever women’s Olympic wrestling champion - Irini Merleni of the Ukraine in 2004 - was just 4 feet 11 inches tall.

Appearances for Sohsuke Takatani

Date Event Won
10 Aug Men's 74kg Freestyle Qualification, Match 14

Head to Head

Sohsuke Takatani vs Olegk Motsalin

Sohsuke Takatani

Sohsuke Takatani Japan flag

London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

1

Height

1.77m (5'10")

Weight

74kg

Age

25

Olegk Motsalin

Olegk Motsalin Greece flag

London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

1

Height

1.74m (5'9")

Weight

74kg

Age

28

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