Shozo Sasahara

1929 - 2023

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Shozo Sasahara (笹原 正三, Sasahara Shōzō, July 28, 1929 – March 5, 2023) was a Japanese freestyle wrestler who won a world title in 1954 and an Olympics gold medal in 1956. He was the flag bearer for Japan at the 1956 Games. During his career Sasahara won approximately 200 bouts. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shozo Sasahara has received more than 24,293 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Shozo Sasahara is the 67th most popular wrestler, the 1,155th most popular biography from Japan and the 7th most popular Japanese Wrestler.

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Among wrestlers, Shozo Sasahara ranks 67 out of 1,027Before him are Jigjidiin Mönkhbat, Martin Klein, Rey Mysterio, Hamit Kaplan, Lou Thesz, and Bertil Antonsson. After him are Johannes Kotkas, The Ultimate Warrior, Buddy Rogers, Kristjan Palusalu, Shawn Michaels, and István Kozma.

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Among people born in 1929, Shozo Sasahara ranks 320Before him are Nirmal Verma, Marcel Amont, Dorothee Sölle, Klausjürgen Wussow, Claude Nougaro, and Larry Collins. After him are Henry E. Holt, Chi Haotian, André Darrigade, Desmond Hoyte, Nina Ponomaryova, and Anatoly Kuznetsov. Among people deceased in 2023, Shozo Sasahara ranks 381Before him are Alberto Mario González, Peter Simonischek, Mario Tronti, Krister Kristensson, Marianne Werner, and Marcel Amont. After him are Jenő Jandó, Tapley Seaton, Günther Herrmann, Norman Lear, Francesco Maselli, and Herschel Savage.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Shozo Sasahara ranks 1,155 out of 6,245Before him are Kuniya Daini (1944), Hiroshi Abe (1964), Hisao Sekiguchi (1954), Chushiro Hayashi (1920), Yasushi Akimoto (1958), and Akemi Iwata (1954). After him are Yōko Ogawa (1962), Masato Harada (1949), Ayako Wakao (1933), Masamune Shirow (1961), Gozo Shioda (1915), and Tsukasa Hojo (1959).

Among WRESTLERS In Japan

Among wrestlers born in Japan, Shozo Sasahara ranks 7Before him are Antonio Inoki (1943), Masahiko Kimura (1917), Giant Baba (1938), Isao Inokuma (1938), Chiyonofuji Mitsugu (1955), and Yasuhiro Yamashita (1957). After him are Shinobu Sekine (1943), Osamu Watanabe (1940), Takehide Nakatani (1941), Asuka (1981), Atsuji Miyahara (1958), and Yuji Takada (1954).