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Shigeru Kasamatsu

Full name: Shigeru Kasamatsu
Original name: 笠松 茂
Gender: Male
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Born: July 16, 1947 in Kumano, Mie, Japan
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Gymnastics

Related Olympians: Husband of Kazue Hanyu; Father of Akihiro Kasamatsu.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

Shigeru Kasamatsu started gymnastics at the age of ten and began to train on all apparatuses in junior high school. His first major results came in 1970 when he finished second in the all-around of the Chunichi Cup. At the 1972 Olympics he had his first international success when he was a member of the Japanese team which won a fourth consecutive Olympic team gold. Kasamatsu also medaled in three individual events and placed fifth in the all-around behind three compatriots and one gymnast from the Soviet Union.

Two years later he had his best performance at the 1974 World Championships held in Varna, Bulgaria where he won the all-around and also won gold in floor, horse vault, and with the team. The following years he won the all-around at the NHK Cup thrice (1975-1977), but an emergency appendectomy prevented him from competing at the 1976 Olympics. Kasamatsu again won team gold and gold in horizontal bar as well as silver in floor at the 1978 World Championships and was on the silver medal winning team at the 1979 World Championships, when Japan lost gold for the first time after five consecutive wins between 1962 and 1978.

His wife Kazue Hanyu competed in two Olympics (1968 and 1972) and their son Akihiro Kasamatsu competed in the 2000 Olympics. Shigeru Kasamatsu was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 2006 and the "Kasamatsu vault" is named after him.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Japan JPN 5
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 3 Bronze
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Japan JPN 6T QR
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Japan JPN 2 Silver
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Japan JPN 3 Bronze
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Men's Rings Japan JPN 12T QR
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Japan JPN 4

Men's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS QP FP CEP OEP
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 5 113.700
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Final 5 113.700 57.200 56.50
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Final Floor Exercise 1T 9.50
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Final Horse Vault 17T 9.25
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Final Parallel Bars 23T 9.20
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Final Horizontal Bar 14T 9.50
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Final Rings 5T 9.50
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Final Pommelled Horse 2T 9.55
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Qualifying 3 QU 114.40 56.95 57.45
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Qualifying Floor Exercise 2T QU 19.05 9.45 9.60
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Qualifying Horse Vault 6T 18.75 9.40 9.35
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Qualifying Parallel Bars 3T QU 19.25 9.55 9.70
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Qualifying Horizontal Bar 3 QU 19.50 9.75 9.75
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Qualifying Rings 12T 18.80 9.30 9.50
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Qualifying Pommelled Horse 2T QU 19.05 9.50 9.55

Men's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan JPN Final Standings 1

Men's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS QP FP
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 3 19.025
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Final 3 19.025 9.525 9.50

Men's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 6T QR

Men's Parallel Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS QP FP
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 2 19.375
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Final 2 19.375 9.625 9.75

Men's Horizontal Bar

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS QP FP
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 3 19.450
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Final 3 19.450 9.750 9.70

Men's Rings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 12T QR

Men's Pommelled Horse

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS QP FP
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 4 18.925
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Japan Final 4 18.925 9.525 9.40