Kayo Kitada

Kayo Kitada (北田 佳世, Kitada Kayo, born 7 July 1978) is a retired Japanese judoka.

Kayo Kitada
Medal record
Women's Judo
Representing  Japan
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2002 Busan -48 kg
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 2004 Almaty -48 kg
Silver medal – second place 2003 Jeju -48 kg
Universiade
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Beijing -48 kg

Kitada was born in Shirahama, Wakayama and began judo at the age of 10.[1] She graduated from Nippon Sport Science University in 2001.[1]

In 2002, she participated Asian Games held in Busan and won a gold medal in the Extra Lightweight category.

Kitada also won a gold medal at Paris Super World Cup, Otto World Cup Hamburg and other international championships but did not participate in the Olympic Games or World Championships mainly due to 7 times world champion Ryoko Tamura.[1]

In 2005, Kitada finally participated in the World Championships but was defeated by Yanet Bermoy from Cuba and Alina Alexandra Dumitru from Romania.[2] In April 2006, Kitada retired.[1]

As of 2010, Kitada coaches judo at the Yoshida Dojo.[3] and Shutoku High School.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "柔道実戦必勝テクニック -北田佳世2段の「背負い投げ」-". Baseball Magazine Sha Co., Ltd. 10 August 2008.ISBN 978-4583615509
  2. ^ "第24回世界柔道選手権大会 -4日目の結果-" (PDF). All-Japan Judo Federation. 9 November 2005.
  3. ^ "吉田道場 -講師紹介-". Yoshida Dojo. Archived from the original on 21 August 2009.