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Masao Takemoto

Full name: Masao Takemoto
Original name: 竹本 正男
Gender: Male
Height: 5-2.5 (160 cm)
Weight: 123 lbs (56 kg)
Born: September 29, 1919 in Hamada, Shimane, Japan
Died: February 2, 2007 in [unknown], Kanagawa, Japan
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 1 Gold, 3 Silver, 3 Bronze (7 Total)

Biography

When Japan started its ascent as a gymnastics nation at the 1952 Olympics, Takemoto was the nation's top gymnast, having won five consecutive national all-around titles since 1947. He débuted at the Olympics with a silver in the horse vault. His greatest successes came at the World Championships, winning the floor exercise title in both 1954 and 1958. He missed a medal in the 1956 floor event due to a poor compulsory exercise, but made up for it by winning three individual bronzes and a silver with the Japanese team. In 1960, when Takemoto was already 41, he added a third Olympic silver medal (on the bar) and crowned his career with an Olympic gold in the team all-around. Having completed his education at Nippon Sport Science University, he went on to become the coach of the Japanese men's gymnastics team. In 1997, he was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Japan JPN 15T
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Japan JPN 5
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Japan JPN 11T
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Japan JPN 2 Silver
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Japan JPN 71T
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Japan JPN 17T
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Rings Japan JPN 6
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Japan JPN 69T
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Japan JPN 4
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Japan JPN 2 Silver
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Japan JPN 16T
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Japan JPN 6
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Japan JPN 3T Bronze
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Japan JPN 3 Bronze
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Rings Japan JPN 3T Bronze
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Japan JPN 7T
1960 Summer 40 Roma Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Japan JPN 5T
1960 Summer 40 Roma Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Japan JPN 1 Gold
1960 Summer 40 Roma Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Japan JPN 14T QR
1960 Summer 40 Roma Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Japan JPN 7 QR
1960 Summer 40 Roma Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Japan JPN 6
1960 Summer 40 Roma Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Japan JPN 2 Silver
1960 Summer 40 Roma Gymnastics Men's Rings Japan JPN 8 QR
1960 Summer 40 Roma Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Japan JPN 26T QR

Men's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 15T 111.65 55.50 56.15
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 4 113.55 56.35 57.20
1960 Summer 40 Roma Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 5T 114.45 57.05 57.40

Men's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Gymnastics Japan JPN Final Standings 5
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Gymnastics Japan JPN Final Standings 2
1960 Summer 40 Roma Gymnastics Japan JPN Final Standings 1

Men's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 11T 18.85 9.55 9.30
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 16T 18.50 9.00 9.50
1960 Summer 40 Roma Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 14T QR
1960 Summer 40 Roma Gymnastics Japan Qualifying 14T 18.80 9.30 9.50

Men's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 2 19.15 9.55 9.60
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 6 18.65 9.20 9.45
1960 Summer 40 Roma Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 7 QR
1960 Summer 40 Roma Gymnastics Japan Qualifying 5T 19.00 9.35 9.65

Men's Parallel Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP QP FP
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 71T 17.95 9.20 8.75
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 3T 19.10 9.40 9.70
1960 Summer 40 Roma Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 6 19.125
1960 Summer 40 Roma Gymnastics Japan Final 6 19.125 9.625 9.50
1960 Summer 40 Roma Gymnastics Japan Qualifying 4T QU 19.25 9.70 9.55

Men's Horizontal Bar

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP QP FP
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 17T 18.95 9.05 9.90
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 3 19.30 9.70 9.60
1960 Summer 40 Roma Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 2 19.525
1960 Summer 40 Roma Gymnastics Japan Final 2 19.525 9.775 9.75
1960 Summer 40 Roma Gymnastics Japan Qualifying 2T QU 19.55 9.80 9.75

Men's Rings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 6 19.20 9.40 9.80
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 3T 19.10 9.60 9.50
1960 Summer 40 Roma Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 8 QR
1960 Summer 40 Roma Gymnastics Japan Qualifying 8 19.25 9.60 9.65

Men's Pommelled Horse

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 69T 17.55 9.15 8.40
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 7T 18.90 9.45 9.45
1960 Summer 40 Roma Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 26T QR
1960 Summer 40 Roma Gymnastics Japan Qualifying 26T 18.60 9.30 9.30
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