(Born April 1963)
Kevin Asano won the Silver Medal in Extra Lightweight
Judo Competition at the 1988 Olympics.
On his way to
capturing the medal he beat Shinji Hosokawa who was the current
World Champion and 1984 Gold Medalist.
Asano came close to winning the Gold Medal, but lost
it on a one-point penalty to Jae-Yup Kim of Korea.
Asano graduated from Pearl City High School in
Hawaii in 1981 and went on to study at San Jose University where
he graduated in 1990 in Accounting.
Historical Timeline: 1988, Pan-Am 747 explodes from terrorist bomb and crashes into Lockerbie, Scotland.
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