Takashi Mitsukuri

Takashi Mitsukuri (三栗 崇, Mitsukuri Takashi, born February 19, 1939) is a Japanese gymnast and Olympic champion.

Takashi Mitsukuri
Takashi Mitsukuri 1966b.jpg
Takashi Mitsukuri in 1966
Personal information
Country represented Japan
Born (1939-02-19) February 19, 1939 (age 82)
Toyama, Japan
Height1.61 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
DisciplineMen's artistic gymnastics

Mitsukuri competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome where he received a gold medal in team combined exercises.[1] At the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo he again received a gold medal in team combined exercises with the Japanese team.[2] Individually, he performed best on the pommel horse, finishing in fourth and sixth place in 1960 and 1964, respectively.[3]

Mitsukuri received a bronze medal in pommel horse at the 1962 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, and Japan won the team competition. He received a bronze medal in horizontal bar at the 1966 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, and Japan won the team competition again.

His wife Taniko Nakamura-Mitsukuri is also a retired Olympic gymnast.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1960 Summer Olympics – Rome, Italy – Gymnastics" Archived 2007-09-30 at the Wayback Machine databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on April 3, 2008)
  2. ^ "1964 Summer Olympics – Tokyo, Japan – Gymnastics" Archived 2007-09-04 at the Wayback Machine databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on April 3, 2008)
  3. ^ a b Takashi Mitsukuri. sports-reference.com