Weight Category: 66kg Date of Birth: April 6, 1982 Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii Hometown: Wahiawa, Hawaii Current Residence: Colorado Springs, Colo. Club: USA Judo National Training Site at the Olympic Training Center Coach: Eddie Liddie Education: Attended San Jose State University and University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Other sports/hobbies: Fishing, watching TV
Personal: Takata, a native of Hawaii, staked his claim on the sport of judo first at 60kg, where he represented the United States at both the Junior and Senior World Championships as well as winning National Championship, Pan American and U.S. Open Titles. In 2004, he moved up to the 66kg division and would go on to place ninth at the 2008 Olympic Games at the new weight.
Olympic Teams: 2008 (Ninth)World Championship Teams: 2003, 2001, 2000 (Junior) Pan American Games Teams: 2003 (Fifth)Pan American Championship Teams: 2006 (Fifth), 2002 (Gold), 2001 (Gold)
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