INOUE Kosei (1978) Japan / Judo
Having already become the world champion in the under-100kg category at the age of 21, Japanese judoka Kosei Inoue has shown since 1999 that he will one day be a great champion in the sport. Inoue discovered judo as a boy. His father owned a club. Inoue won his first Olympic title in Sydney, where he beat Canadian judoka Gill in the final.