Koji Kimura
Koji Kimura 1961.jpg
Personal information
Full nameKIMURA Koji
Nationality Japan
BornDecember 1940[1]
Medal record
Table tennis
Representing  Japan
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1967 Stockholm Singles
Silver medal – second place 1967 Stockholm Mixed Doubles
Gold medal – first place 1967 Stockholm Team
Gold medal – first place 1965 Ljubljana Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 1965 Ljubljana Team
Gold medal – first place 1963 Prague Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 1963 Prague Team
Gold medal – first place 1961 Beijing Doubles
Silver medal – second place 1961 Beijing Team
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 1964 Seoul Singles
Gold medal – first place 1964 Seoul Doubles
Silver medal – second place 1964 Seoul Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 1964 Seoul Team

Koji Kimura (木村 興治, Kimura Kōji, born December 1940) is a retired Japanese table tennis player and coach who won four world titles between 1961 and 1967.[2] He is left-handed.[3][4]

Table tennis career

He won nine World Championship medals[5] included four gold medals; one in the doubles with Nobuya Hoshino; two in the mixed doubles with Kazuko Ito-Yamaizumi and Masako Seki respectively and one in the team event for Japan.[6][7]

Retirement

After retiring from competitions Kimura worked as a sports functionary. He is a senior member of the Japanese Olympic Committee and vice president of the Japanese Table Tennis Association. [8] In 2014 he was elected to the Advisory Council of the International Table Tennis Federation.[9]

References

  1. ^ Executives of the JOC. Japanese Olympic Committee
  2. ^ KIMURA Koji (JPN). ITTF_Database.
  3. ^ Zeitschrift DTS, 1995/3 p. 35
  4. ^ "Profile". Table Tennis Guide.
  5. ^ "Table Tennis World Championship medal winners". Sports123.
  6. ^ Montague, Trevor (2004). A-Z of Sport, pages 699-700. The Bath Press. ISBN 0-316-72645-1.
  7. ^ Matthews/Morrison, Peter/Ian (1987). The Guinness Encyclopaedia of Sports Records and Results, pages 309-312. Guinness Superlatives. ISBN 0-85112-492-5.
  8. ^ DTTB stiftet Nationaltrikot für den Japanbesuch der dsj Archived 2015-12-20 at the Wayback Machine. tischtennis.de. 31 August 2009
  9. ^ President Advisory Council (PAC). International Table Tennis Federation