Last Updated: 17 Oct, 2023 | Views: 229
Profession: Sports Men
Other Profession(s): Table Tennis Player
Claudio Mitsuhiro Kano was born on December 18th, 1965. On July 1st, 1996 he died. In the 90s he spearheaded the table tennis scene in Brazil making it a popular sport. The following year Claudio began training at the Hebrew club. While there he met Mutsuo Kasahara, a former Japanese player, who currently trains at various clubs and works for a Japanese multinational. That boy showed potential and caught the attention of Mauricio Kobayashi, coach of Sao Paulo, at the time Kasahara was being trained by him.
Even though he competed in the 1988 and 1992 Summer Olympics, he lost early on in both.
He won the gold medal and a silver medal at the Pan American Games when he was only 17. As time went on in his career, he collected three more silvers, five more golds, and two bronzes at the Pan American Games. It’s unfortunate that he passed away because of a motorcycle accident.
1983: Gold of Caracas, Bronze from Caracas, Gold of Caracas
1987: Indianapolis Gold, Indianapolis Silver, Indianapolis Bronze
1991: Gold Havana, Gold Havana, Silver Havana
1995: Gold of Mar del Plata, Gold of Mar del Plata, Silver Mar del Plata
Latin American Championship:
1989: Silver Las Tunas, Gold Las Tunas
1990: Gold Sancti Spíritus, Gold Sancti Spiritus
1991: Gold Camagüey
1992: Silver Havana, Silver Havana, Sancti Spíritus Silver, Sancti Spíritus Silver
Cláudio Kano was not married.
His death was caused by a motorcycle accident in his native So Paulo, at the age of 30.