Saturday, May 21, 2016

Olympic Medalist Tommy Kono - Documentary and Memorial Service

Hawaii's own Tommy Kono is a three time weightlifting Olympic champion, winning two gold medals (1952, 1956) and a silver medal in 1960. A documentary of his life and career is slated to air on KVIE in late-July/early-August just before the coming Olympic broadcast. A trailer of the documentary can be viewed at:

Tommy Kono passed away on April 24th at the age of 85 in Honolulu due to liver complications. A memorial service will be held this Monday, 6/23, in Mililani with Reverend Loverne Sasaki from Sacremento preciding over the service.

{photo from the Japanese Cultural Center Hawaii; mahalo to my dad's friends; with condolence to the Kono family}

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