You Are Here > SR/Olympics > Athletes > Akinori Nakayama

Akinori Nakayama

Full name: Akinori Nakayama
Original name: 中山 彰規
Gender: Male
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Born: March 1, 1943 in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 6 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze (10 Total)

Biography

Akinori Nakayama was the most successful male athlete at the 1968 Olympics, winning four gold medals, one silver and one bronze, yet his performances were somewhat overshadowed by a fellow gymnast, the elegant Věra Čáslavská. Nakayama had first made his mark two years earlier, when he won six medals at the World Championships in Dortmund, including golds in the team all-around, the floor exercise and the horizontal bar. In Mexico, he again joined the victorious Japanese team, with individual titles on the rings, the parallel bars and horizontal bar. Four more world titles followed in 1970 (team, rings, floor and parallel bars), and two Olympic ones in Munich, where he successfully defended his team and rings titles. Of note, Nakayama never won the individual all-around in any of these competition, although he also excelled in the combined event, winning it at the 1969 World Cup and 1965 and 1967 World University Games. Later a vice-president for the Japanese Gymnastics Federation, Nakayama was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 2005.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Japan JPN 3 Bronze
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Japan JPN 1 Gold
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Japan JPN 2 Silver
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Japan JPN 5
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Japan JPN 1 Gold
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Japan JPN 1T Gold
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Rings Japan JPN 1 Gold
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Japan JPN 12T QR
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Japan JPN 3 Bronze
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Japan JPN 1 Gold
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Japan JPN 2 Silver
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Japan JPN 12T QR
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Japan JPN 5
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Japan JPN 5
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Men's Rings Japan JPN 1 Gold
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Japan JPN 6T QR

Men's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP QP FP
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 3 115.65 57.60 58.05
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 3 114.325
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Japan Final 3 114.325 57.125 57.20
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Japan Final Floor Exercise 1T 9.50
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Japan Final Horse Vault 7T 9.45
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Japan Final Parallel Bars 1T 9.65
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Japan Final Horizontal Bar 3T 9.65
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Japan Final Rings 3T 9.55
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Japan Final Pommelled Horse 6T 9.40
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Japan Qualifying 4 QU 114.25 57.00 57.25
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Japan Qualifying Floor Exercise 2T QU 19.05 9.40 9.65
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Japan Qualifying Horse Vault 12T 18.60 9.35 9.25
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Japan Qualifying Parallel Bars 3T QU 19.25 9.60 9.65
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Japan Qualifying Horizontal Bar 5 QU 19.25 9.65 9.60
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Japan Qualifying Rings 1 QU 19.40 9.70 9.70
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Japan Qualifying Pommelled Horse 6T 18.70 9.30 9.40

Men's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan JPN Final Standings 1
1972 Summer 29 München 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 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 2 19.400
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Final 2 19.400 9.700 9.70
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Qualifying 2 QU 19.40 9.60 9.80
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 2 19.125
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Japan Final 2 19.125 9.525 9.60

Men's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS QP FP CEP OEP
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 5 18.725
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Final 5 18.725 9.425 9.30
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Qualifying 7T QC 18.85 9.45 9.40
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 12T QR

Men's Parallel Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS QP FP CEP OEP
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 1 19.475
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Final 1 19.475 9.775 9.70
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Qualifying 1 QU 19.55 9.70 9.85
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 5 18.875
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Japan Final 5 18.875 9.625 9.25

Men's Horizontal Bar

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS QP FP CEP OEP
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 1T 19.550
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Final 1T 19.550 9.750 9.80
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Qualifying 1T QU 19.50 9.70 9.80
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 5 19.225
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Japan Final 5 19.225 9.625 9.60

Men's Rings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS QP FP CEP OEP
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 1 19.450
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Final 1 19.450 9.750 9.70
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Qualifying 2 QU 19.50 9.75 9.75
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 1 19.350
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Japan Final 1 19.350 9.700 9.65

Men's Pommelled Horse

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 12T QR
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Qualifying 12T 18.85 9.40 9.45
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 6T QR