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Masahiko Kimura

1917 - 1993

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Masahiko Kimura (木村 政彦, Kimura Masahiko, September 10, 1917 – April 18, 1993) was a Japanese judoka and professional wrestler who is widely considered one of the greatest judoka of all time. He won the All-Japan Judo Championships three times in a row for the first time in history and had never lost a judo match from 1936 to 1950. An author said," In the history of judo, no one is the strongest before Kimura and no one is the strongest after Kimura." He has often been described as the strongest judoist in history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Masahiko Kimura has received more than 526,577 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Masahiko Kimura is the 6th most popular wrestler (down from 5th in 2019), the 191st most popular biography from Japan (up from 207th in 2019) and the most popular Japanese Wrestler.

Masahiko Kimura was a Japanese judoka and professional wrestler. He is most famous for defeating Helio Gracie with a reverse ude-garami armlock at the 1951 World Judo Championships in Tokyo.

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Among WRESTLERS

Among wrestlers, Masahiko Kimura ranks 6 out of 703Before him are Hulk Hogan, The French Angel, André the Giant, Kane, and Big Show. After him are Antonio Inoki, John Cena, Anton Geesink, Bruno Sammartino, The Undertaker, and Ric Flair.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1917, Masahiko Kimura ranks 53Before him are Dinu Lipatti, Susan Hayward, Hirokazu Ninomiya, Vera Lynn, Leonid Hurwicz, and Leonora Carrington. After him are John Kendrew, Barry Nelson, Andrew Huxley, David McClelland, John Fenn, and Carson McCullers. Among people deceased in 1993, Masahiko Kimura ranks 37Before him are Yuri Lotman, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Alexandra of Yugoslavia, Jean Negulesco, and River Phoenix. After him are Pat Nixon, Horia Sima, Boris Christoff, Jimmy Doolittle, Hans Baur, and Dražen Petrović.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Masahiko Kimura ranks 191 out of 5,560Before him are Emperor Kanmu (737), Ken Shimura (1950), Emperor Tenji (626), Ashikaga Takauji (1305), Naoto Kan (1946), and Nagayasu Honda (null). After him are Yohji Yamamoto (1943), Kenzo Ohashi (1934), Kyu Sakamoto (1941), Ryuichi Sakamoto (1952), Emperor Seimu (83), and Kiyoo Kanda (1900).

Among WRESTLERS In Japan

Among wrestlers born in Japan, Masahiko Kimura ranks 1After him are Antonio Inoki (1943), Isao Inokuma (1938), Giant Baba (1938), Yasuhiro Yamashita (1957), Chiyonofuji Mitsugu (1955), Shinobu Sekine (1943), Asuka (1981), Shinsuke Nakamura (1980), Takehide Nakatani (1941), Hitoshi Saito (1961), and Hidehiko Yoshida (1969).