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Antonius ("Anton") Johannes Geesink (born April 6, 1934 in Utrecht) is a Dutch 10th dan judoka. The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands Judo was first included in the Summer Olympic Games at the 1964 Games in Tokyo, Japan The Olympic Games is an international Multi-sport event established for both summer and winter games The 1964 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVIII Olympiad, were an International Multi-sport event held in Tokyo, Japan The Judo competition at the 1964 Summer Olympics was the first time the sport was included in the Summer Olympic Games. The World Judo Championships are the highest level of international Judo competition along with the Olympic judo competition. The 1956 World Judo Championships were the 1st edition of the World Judo Championships, and were held in Tokyo, Japan on May 3, 1956 The 1961 World Judo Championships were the 3rd edition of the World Judo Championships, and were held in Paris, France on December 2, 1961 The 1965 World Judo Championships were the 4th edition of the World Judo Championships, and were held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from October 14 Events 46 BC - Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato in the Battle of Thapsus Year 1934 ( MCMXXXIV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Utrecht ( city and municipality is the capital and most populous city of the Dutch province of Utrecht. The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands meaning "gentle way" is a modern Japanese martial art ( Gendai budō) and Combat sport, that originated in Japan in the late He is a three-time World Judo Champion (1961, 1964 and 1965) and Olympic Gold Medalist(1964). meaning "gentle way" is a modern Japanese martial art ( Gendai budō) and Combat sport, that originated in Japan in the late Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar. He was 6'7" (2. 01m) tall and at one time weighed 320 pounds (145 kg).
Geesink first participated in the European Championships in 1951, and placed second in his category. Year 1951 ( MCMLI) was a Common year starting on Monday. Events of 1951 January The following year, he won his first European title. Through to 1967, twenty more European titles followed.
At the 1961 World Championships, Geesink became World Champion in the open class, defeating the Japanese, who had won all World Championship titles up to that point. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics.
Judo debuted as an official sport at the 1964 Summer Olympics, which were held in the sport's home country, Japan. The 1964 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVIII Olympiad, were an International Multi-sport event held in Tokyo, Japan For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. Although Japan dominated three of the four weight divisions (light, middle and heavy), Anton Geesink won the final of the open weight division, defeating Akio Kaminaga in front of his home crowd. was a Judoka who competed in the 1964 Summer Olympics. Biography Kaminaga was born in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, and began learning
After winning the 1965 World Championships and a last European title in 1967, Geesink quit competitive judo.
Anton Geesink is the only living 10th dan grade kodansha recognized by the IJF but not by Kodokan. The International Judo Federation was founded in July 1951 The IJF was originally composed of judo federations from Europe plus Argentina is the headquarters of the Judo world Literally kō means "to lecture" or "to spread information" dō means "the way" and There are three living 10th dan kodanshas recognized by Kodokan: Toshiro Daigo, Ichiro Abe and Yoshimi Osawa.
In October 1973, All Japan Pro-Wrestling owner Giant Baba recruited Anton Geesink to join AJPW. Shohei Baba ( Baba Shōhei, January 23 1938&ndashJanuary 31 1999 was a Professional wrestler and co-founder of All Japan Pro Wrestling. Baba sent him to Amarillo, TX and Dory Funk Jr. and Terry Funk trained him for a month. Dorrance Funk Jr Dory Jr still claims that the accident and injuries were real but does not explain why he did not lose the title to Brisco as the NWA board had planned Terrence "Terry" Funk (born June 30 1944) is an American professional wrestler and Actor known chiefly for the He worked for All Japan from 1973 to 1978, as a popular part-timer.
Notable opponents included Bruno Sammartino, Gorilla Monsoon, Dick Murdoch, Dory Funk Jr., Bob Remus (Sgt. Slaughter), Jumbo Tsuruta. Bruno Leopoldo Francesco Sammartino (born October 6 1935 is an Italian former professional wrestler, best known for being the longest-running champion of the Robert James "Gino" Marella ( June 4 1937 - October 6 1999) better known by his Ring name of Gorilla Monsoon Hoyt Richard "Dick" Murdoch ( August 16, 1946 - June 15 Dorrance Funk Jr Dory Jr still claims that the accident and injuries were real but does not explain why he did not lose the title to Brisco as the NWA board had planned This article is about the wrestler Robert Remus For the GI Joe character (based on Remus see Sgt Tomomi Tsuruta (March 25 1951 &ndash May 13 2000 better known by his Ring name Jumbo Tsuruta, was a Professional wrestler who wrestled for
In 1987, he became a member of the board of the Dutch National Olympic Committee, and a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar)
Geesink was among the IOC members suspected of accepting bribes during the scandal surrounding the election of Salt Lake City as the host of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Salt Lake City is the Capital and the most populous city of the U The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games were a Winter Multi-sport event which was celebrated in 2002 The IOC considered the situation not serious enough for expulsion, and issued a warning to Geesink.
His hometown of Utrecht has a street named after him — the street that he lives in.
|Dutch Sportsman of the Year|
|Dutch Sportsman of the Year|
1964 to 1965
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