Yoshiyuki Matsuoka

Yoshiyuki Matsuoka (松岡義之, Matsuoka Yoshiyuki, born on March 6, 1957 in Hyogo, Japan) is a retired judoka from Japan, who represented his native country at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. There, he won the gold medal in the men's half-lightweight division (– 65 kg), after having defeated South Korea's Hwang Jung-Oh in the final by Seoi Nage, learned from Shozo Fujii,[1] 4 times world champion (1971–1979).

Yoshiyuki Matsuoka
Medal record
Representing  Japan
Men's Judo
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1984 Los Angeles -65 kg
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1983 Moscow -65 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1985 Seoul -65 kg

As of 2007, Matsuoka coaches judo club of Komatsu Limited. Among his students is world champion Ayumi Tanimoto.


  1. ^ "松岡義之-師弟の夢を叶える金メダル". Sankei Sports.