To Our Friends in Wrestling Around the world
The winner of 2001 All Japan Wrestling Championships at Tokyo on 21-23 December:
54kg: Tomohiro Matsunaga, 21 years old, 58kg: Shingo Hirai, 23, 63kg: Kiyofumi Kanabuchi, 22, 69kg: Kauyuki Miyata, 25, 76kg: Kunihiko Obata, 21, 85kg: Tatsuo Kawai, 28, 97kg: Yoshihiro Nakao, 29, 130kg: Akihito Tanaka, 18,
54kg: Tomoya Murata, 24 years old, 58kg: Makoto Sasamoto, 24, 63kg: Masaki Imuro, 23, 69kg: Katsuhiko Nagata, 28, 76kg: Taichi Suga, 22, 85kg: Shingo Matsumoto, 23, 97kg: Yusuke Morikaku, 22, 130kg: Katsuaki Suzuki, 24,
46kg: Shoko Yoshimura, 33 years old, 51kg: Ninako Hattori, 19, 56kg: Seiko Yammoto, 21, 62kg: Rena Iwama, 22, 68kg: Norie Saito, 23, 75kg: Kyoko Hamaguchi, 23,
NOTE: Seiko Yamamoto, a current 56kg world champion, got MVP(the Empelor Cup). She is the first female wrestler who got MVP. Hitomi Sakamoto, a current 51kg world champion, was absent because of her right elbow injury.