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We interviewed Toshihiko Koga
Koga talks about what the phrase 'A new wind' means to him
Koga talks about his early life in Judo and how he was always desperate to get to the dojo
Koga talks about Kouchi makikomi and how it is useful against larger opponents.
Koga talks about being inspired to learn Seoi nage when watching his brother win spectacularly with it, and how pedantic his brother was when teaching it to him.
Koga talks about a right hip injury which prohibited him from being able to do his own judo, including Ippon seoi nage in Atlanta, and how spirit alone got him to the final.
Koga talks about his most memorable tournament - the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, how due to injury he found strength in those who supported him, and what it felt like to win the gold medal.
Koga talks about why he was interested in open weight competition, and how important gripping is against bigger opponents.
Koga talks about sustaining an injury that hugely limited his available techniques, especially against left-handers. He explains how he overcame his subsequent fear of left-handers to beat Mike Swain in the World Championship final.