Kiyoko Ono (小野 清子, Ono Kiyoko, 4 February 1936 – 13 March 2021) was a Japanese politician and gymnast. She competed at the 1960 and 1964 Olympics and won a team bronze medal in 1964.[1]

Kiyoko Ono
Kiyoko Ono 2003.jpg
Personal information
Country represented Japan
Born(1936-02-04)4 February 1936
Iwanuma, Miyagi, Japan
Died13 March 2021(2021-03-13) (aged 85)
Tokyo, Japan
Height1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
DisciplineWomen's artistic gymnastics
Kiyoko Ono in the 1964 Olympics

Political careerEdit

Ono won the election in 1986 and was one of the members in the House of Councillors for 1986 to 2007.[1] While Ono occupied the seat she once served as a Minister of State (a chairman of National Safety Commission).

Ono was affiliated with the openly revisionist organization Nippon Kaigi.[2][better source needed]

Personal life and deathEdit

Ono's father died when she was three months old. In 1958, she graduated from the Tokyo University of Education and married Takashi Ono, a fellow Olympic gymnast. They have two sons and three daughters; the first two children were born between 1961 and 1963 while both parents were actively competing.[3][4] On 13 March 2021 Ono died suddenly of complications from COVID-19 at the age of 85 while she was hospitalized for a bone fracture.[5]


  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Kiyoko Ono". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020.
  2. ^ Nippon Kaigi website
  3. ^ 第1章 体操との出会い. Japanese Olympic Committee (interview in Japanese)
  4. ^ 読売新聞大阪本社運動部 (1996). ザ・ヒーロー戦後スポーツの40人 (in Japanese). 読売新聞. ISBN 4-643-96076-0.
  5. ^ "死去の小野清子さん、骨折入院中にコロナ感染し急変" [Kiyoko Ono, who died, suffered a sudden change due to COVID-19 infection while hospitalized for a fracture]. Nikkan Sports (in Japanese). 18 March 2021. Retrieved 16 April 2021.

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