22 Sep

Iconic coach Hiroshi Toyoda to enter International Volleyball Hall of Fame

first_img 1964 Tokyo Olympics, Japan Volleyball Association, Hiroshi Toyoda, International Volleyball Hall of Fame A specialist in exercise physiology, Toyoda’s introduction of weight training and other aspects of sports science to the national program is credited with making Japan a dominant force in volleyball during the 1960s and 1970s.Following the introduction of his training methods, the Japanese women won the inaugural gold at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and silver at the next two Games. The men took bronze in Tokyo before snaring silver in 1968 and finally gold at the 1972 Munich Games.Toyoda will be the eighth Japanese inductee to the Hall of Fame in Holyoke, Massachusetts. An induction ceremony will be held on Nov. 10. Former Japan women’s national team coach Hiroshi Toyoda, seen in a September 2012 file photo, will be inducted into the International Volleyball Hall of Fame in November. | FIVB.ORG Former Japan Volleyball Association managing director Hiroshi Toyoda will be inducted into the International Volleyball Hall of Fame, the association said Tuesday.Originally from Yamaguchi Prefecture, Toyoda, 84, had a distinguished career as a player and coach. KEYWORDScenter_img RELATED PHOTOS GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img

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