Yusuke Tanaka (gymnast)

Yūsuke Tanaka (田中 佑典, Tanaka Yūsuke, born November 29, 1989) is a Japanese gymnast. He has won two Olympic medals in the men's artistic team all-around – silver in 2012 (London) and gold in 2016 (Rio de Janeiro).

Yūsuke Tanaka
Full nameYūsuke Tanaka
Country represented Japan
Born (1989-11-29) November 29, 1989 (age 30)
Height166 cm (5 ft 5 in)[1]
DisciplineMen's artistic gymnastics
LevelSenior

Personal lifeEdit

Tanaka was born on November 29, 1989 in Wakayama. His elder brother is Kazuhito Tanaka and an elder sister is Rie Tanaka.[2]

CareerEdit

Tanaka won a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the men's artistic team all-around.[3]

At the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan, Tanaka won silver on the horizontal bar and the team bronze medal (with Hiroki Ishikawa, Shogo Nonomura, Ryohei Kato and Chihiro Yoshioka). He won the team gold medal at the 2015 World Championships and at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Japanese Medalists in London 2012 Olympics". joc.or.jp. Japanese Olympic Committee. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  2. ^ London2012.com
  3. ^ "Yusuke Tanaka". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 September 2012.
  4. ^ "Yusuke Tanaka Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2018-11-24.

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