Takashi Ono (gymnast)

Takashi Ono (小野 喬, Ono Takashi, born July 26, 1931) is a retired Japanese gymnast. He competed at the 1952, 1956, 1960 and 1964 Olympics and won five gold, four silver and four bronze medals.[1] Ono was the flag bearer for Japan at the 1960 Olympics, and took the Olympic Oath at the 1964 Games.[2] In 1998, he was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.[3]

Takashi Ono
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Takashi Ono at the 1964 Olympics
Personal information
Country represented Japan
Born (1931-07-26) July 26, 1931 (age 91)
Noshiro, Akita, Empire of Japan[1]
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight58 kg (128 lb)
DisciplineMen's artistic gymnastics

Personal lifeEdit

In 1958 he married Kiyoko 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.[4][5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Takashi Ono". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17.
  2. ^ IOC 1964 Summer Olympics. olympic.org
  3. ^ "TAKASHI ONO". International Gymnastics Hall of Fame. Retrieved October 1, 2012.
  4. ^ (in Japanese) 第1章 体操との出会い. Japanese Olympic Committee
  5. ^ 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.
Preceded by Most career Olympic medals by a man
1964 – 1964
Succeeded by