Yushu Kitano

Yushu Kitano (北野 祐秀, Kitano Yūshū, 14 April 1930 27 February 2016)[1] was a Japanese freestyle wrestler. He won silver medals at the 1952 Olympics, 1954 World Championships and 1954 Asian Games.[2][3] In retirement he worked as a wrestling coach and in this capacity attended the 1960 Olympics. In 2016, he died of a heart attack, aged 85.[1]

Yushu Kitano
Kitano (center) at the 1952 Olympics
Personal information
Born14 April 1930
Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Died27 February 2016 (aged 85)
Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
SportFreestyle wrestling


  1. Yushu Kitano's obituary. jiji.com (2016-04-01) (in Japanese)
  2. "Yushu Kitano". sports-reference. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  3. Yushu Kitano. iat.uni-leipzig.de
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