Takuji Hayata

Takuji Hayata (早田 卓次, Hayata Takuji, born October 10, 1940) is a retired Japanese gymnast. At the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, he won gold medals in the rings and team all-around events. Individually he finished eighth all around.[1] At the 1970 World Championship he won a bronze medal at the horizontal bar, as well as a team gold.[2][3]

Takuji Hayata
Takuji Hayata 1964.jpg
Takuji Hayata at the 1964 Olympics
Personal information
Country represented Japan
Born (1940-10-10) October 10, 1940 (age 82)
Tanabe, Wakayama, Japan
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight58 kg (128 lb)
DisciplineMen's artistic gymnastics

Later he became a coach and lead the Japanese team at the 1976 Summer Olympics and the 1978 World Championships. He also became a physical education professor at Nippon University, and was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 2004.[4]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Takuji Hayata". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17.
  2. ^ "1970 World Championships". Gymn. Retrieved 2019-10-31.
  3. ^ "1970 World Championships Men's Team Results". Gymn. Retrieved 2019-10-31.
  4. ^ "Takuji Hayata". ighof.com. Retrieved 2019-10-31.

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