Satoshi Izumida Takes Bronze at Veterans World Championships

Tohsen Corporation Kanagawa Office manager Satoshi Izumida placed third in freestyle wrestling in the 62-kilo class at the Veterans World Championships (senior division) held in Loutraki, Greece from October 17 to 22. Last January, Izumida took part in the All Japan Masters competition for the first time in eleven years and won the championship, earning a ticket to Greece. He lost his first match the last time he competed, at the 2012 World Championships, so he vindicated himself this time by winning his first medal.

Izumida began competing while in high school. Although he takes breaks from competition due to life events such as marriage and the birth of his child, he has been competing for thirty-five years now. He belongs to a martial arts group called Krazy Bee and coaches children and adults. On weekdays, he does strength training before work and trains at home after work, and then practices wrestling on Saturdays. He says he has a set training regimen for each day of the week so that he can stay well-rounded.

Izumida also participated in the Osaka Masters competition held on December 3, where he reaped the rewards of his training and take gold. With enthusiasm in his voice, Izumida said: “I’m determined to win again at the All Japan Masters next February so that I can secure a ticket to the world championships!”

The Match




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