Olympians from Hawai’i: Kevin Asano

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 grew up in Mililani graduated from Pearl City High School in Hawai‘i in 1981 and went on to study at San Jose University where he graduated in 1990 in Accounting.

Learn more about Kevin.

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