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Tommy Kono Biography and Cause of Death.

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Tommy Kono Birth Date

Tamio “Tommy” Kono was born on June 27, 1930 in Sacramento, California.

Tommy Kono Nationality

Tamio “Tommy” Kono was born in the United States but is of Japanese descent.

Tommy Kono Career

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Tamio “Tommy” Kono is a Japanese American award winning weightlifter and Olympic champion at the 1952 and 1956 Summer Olympics. He attained so many accolades and set several records at the top level. 

He also served in the US army briefly in the early 50’s. 

Tommy Kono Family

Tommy Kono was married to Florence Rodrigues and had three children; a daughter and two sons. 

Tommy Kono Death

Tamio “Tommy” Kono died unfortunately from several complications due to liver disease on April 24, 2016. 

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