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Sawao Kato

Full name: Sawao Kato
Original name: 加藤 澤男
Gender: Male
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Born: October 11, 1946 in Gosen, Niigata, Japan
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Gymnastics

Related Olympians: Brother of Takeshi Kato.

Medals: 8 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze (12 Total)

Biography

Japan's Sawao Kato set an Olympic record for men by winning eight gold medals in gymnastics. He was a member of the winning all-around team in 1968, 1972 and 1976, and also won the individual title on the first two occasions, but he had to settle for a silver medal in 1976. His other gold medals came in the individual floor exercises (1968) and the individual parallel bars (1972, 1976). Strangely, Kato never won an individual championship of any kind at the World Championships, but he was on the winning Japanese team in 1974.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Japan JPN 1 Gold
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Japan JPN 1 Gold
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Japan JPN 1 Gold
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Japan JPN 5T QR
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Japan JPN 3 QR
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Japan JPN 3T QR
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Rings Japan JPN 3 Bronze
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Japan JPN 8T QR
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Japan JPN 1 Gold
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Japan JPN 1 Gold
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Japan JPN 6
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Japan JPN 4T
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Japan JPN 1 Gold
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Japan JPN 2 Silver
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Men's Rings Japan JPN 4
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Japan JPN 2 Silver
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Japan JPN 2 Silver
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Japan JPN 1 Gold
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Japan JPN 5
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Japan JPN 7T QR
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Japan JPN 1 Gold
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Japan JPN 4 QR
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Gymnastics Men's Rings Japan JPN 6
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Japan JPN 5

Men's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP QP FP
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 1 115.90 57.50 58.40
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 1 114.650
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Final 1 114.650 57.550 57.10
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Final Floor Exercise 9T 9.25
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Final Horse Vault 4T 9.50
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Final Parallel Bars 3T 9.60
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Final Horizontal Bar 2 9.75
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Final Rings 2 9.60
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Final Pommelled Horse 6T 9.40
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Qualifying 1 QU 115.10 57.35 57.75
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Qualifying Floor Exercise 1 QU 19.10 9.50 9.60
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Qualifying Horse Vault 2 QU 19.00 9.50 9.50
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Qualifying Parallel Bars 1 QU 19.35 9.60 9.75
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Qualifying Horizontal Bar 2 QU 19.55 9.85 9.70
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Qualifying Rings 3T QU 19.10 9.50 9.60
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Qualifying Pommelled Horse 4 QU 19.00 9.40 9.60
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 2 115.650
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Final 2 115.650 57.950 57.70
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Final Floor Exercise 4T 9.60
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Final Horse Vault 13T 9.55
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Final Parallel Bars 1T 9.70
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Final Horizontal Bar 1 9.80
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Final Rings 12T 9.45
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Final Pommelled Horse 9T 9.60
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Qualifying 2 QU 115.90 57.50 58.40
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Qualifying Floor Exercise 5T QU 19.20 9.50 9.70
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Qualifying Horse Vault 7T 19.10 9.55 9.55
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Qualifying Parallel Bars 1 QU 19.55 9.75 9.80
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Qualifying Horizontal Bar 4 19.40 9.65 9.75
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Qualifying Rings 7T QC 19.25 9.45 9.80
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Qualifying Pommelled Horse 5 QU 19.40 9.60 9.80

Men's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan JPN Final Standings 1
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan JPN Final Standings 1
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Gymnastics Japan JPN Final Standings 1

Men's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS QP FP CEP OEP
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 1 19.475
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Final 1 19.475 9.825 9.65
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Qualifying 1 QU 19.65 9.75 9.90
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 6 18.750
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Final 6 18.750 9.550 9.20
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 5 19.250
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Final 5 19.250 9.600 9.65

Men's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP QP FP
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 5T QR
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Qualifying 5T QU/DNC 18.90 9.35 9.55
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 4T 18.550
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Final 4T 18.550 9.400 9.150
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 7T QR

Men's Parallel Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP QP FP
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 3 QR
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Qualifying 3 QU 19.35 9.65 9.70
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 1 19.475
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Final 1 19.475 9.675 9.80
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 1 19.675
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Final 1 19.675 9.775 9.90

Men's Horizontal Bar

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP QP FP
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 3T QR
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Qualifying 3T QU 19.45 9.60 9.85
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 2 19.525
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Final 2 19.525 9.775 9.75
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 4 QR

Men's Rings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS QP FP CEP OEP
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 3 19.225
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Final 3 19.225 9.775 9.45
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Qualifying 1 QU 19.55 9.70 9.85
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 4 19.150
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Final 4 19.150 9.550 9.60
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 6 19.125
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Final 6 19.125 9.625 9.50

Men's Pommelled Horse

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP QP FP
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 8T QR
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Qualifying 8T 19.00 9.45 9.55
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 2 19.000
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Final 2 19.000 9.500 9.50
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 5 19.400
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Final 5 19.400 9.700 9.70