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Mitsuo Tsukahara

Full name: Mitsuo Tsukahara
Original name: 塚原 光男
Gender: Male
Height: 5'6" (167 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: December 22, 1947 in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Gymnastics

Related Olympians: Husband of Chieko Oda; Father of Naoya Tsukahara.

Medals: 5 Gold, 1 Silver, 3 Bronze (9 Total)

Biography

Mitsuo Tsukahara competed in three Olympics and won a total of nine medals including five golds – three with the team and two in horizontal bar. He also won three consecutive gold medals with the team at the World Championships (1970, 1974, and 1978), adding another gold in horse vault and silver in all-around and rings in 1970. At the 1970 World Championships, while winning the gold medal on vault, he also first performed competitively the jump which has since been named after him. The original "Tsukahara" was a quarter-on entry handspring followed by a salto backwards in tuck position, but many variations on all apparatuses have been used since.

After his retirement Tsukahara started coaching and in 2009 he was awarded with a Medal of Honor with purple ribbon. His wife Chieko Oda competed in the 1968 Olympics and their son Naoya Tsukahara, also a three-time Olympian, like his father, won gold with the team at the 2004 Olympics and also won six World Championships medals.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Japan JPN 18
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Japan JPN 1 Gold
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Japan JPN 4
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Japan JPN 27T QR
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Japan JPN 74T QR
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Japan JPN 11T QR
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Rings Japan JPN 4
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Japan JPN 53T QR
1972 Summer 24 München Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Japan JPN 8
1972 Summer 24 München Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Japan JPN 1 Gold
1972 Summer 24 München Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Japan JPN 8 QR
1972 Summer 24 München Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Japan JPN 71T QR
1972 Summer 24 München Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Japan JPN 11T QR
1972 Summer 24 München Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Japan JPN 1 Gold
1972 Summer 24 München Gymnastics Men's Rings Japan JPN 3 Bronze
1972 Summer 24 München Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Japan JPN 34T QR
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Japan JPN 3 Bronze
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Japan JPN 1 Gold
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Japan JPN 8T QR
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Japan JPN 2 Silver
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Japan JPN 3 Bronze
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Japan JPN 1 Gold
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Gymnastics Men's Rings Japan JPN 9T QR
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Japan JPN 8 QR

Men's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP QP FP
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 18 111.50 55.45 56.05
1972 Summer 24 München Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 8 112.775
1972 Summer 24 München Gymnastics Japan Final 8 112.775 56.125 56.65
1972 Summer 24 München Gymnastics Japan Final Floor Exercise 8 9.30
1972 Summer 24 München Gymnastics Japan Final Horse Vault 9T 9.40
1972 Summer 24 München Gymnastics Japan Final Parallel Bars 23T 9.20
1972 Summer 24 München Gymnastics Japan Final Horizontal Bar 1 9.85
1972 Summer 24 München Gymnastics Japan Final Rings 1 9.70
1972 Summer 24 München Gymnastics Japan Final Pommelled Horse 18T 9.20
1972 Summer 24 München Gymnastics Japan Qualifying 11 QU 112.25 56.30 55.95
1972 Summer 24 München Gymnastics Japan Qualifying Floor Exercise 8 18.90 9.45 9.45
1972 Summer 24 München Gymnastics Japan Qualifying Horse Vault 71T 17.90 9.10 8.80
1972 Summer 24 München Gymnastics Japan Qualifying Parallel Bars 11T 18.85 9.35 9.50
1972 Summer 24 München Gymnastics Japan Qualifying Horizontal Bar 1 QU 19.65 9.75 9.90
1972 Summer 24 München Gymnastics Japan Qualifying Rings 5 QU 19.05 9.45 9.60
1972 Summer 24 München Gymnastics Japan Qualifying Pommelled Horse 34T 17.90 9.20 8.70
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 3 115.575
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Final 3 115.575 57.875 57.70
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Final Floor Exercise 9 9.50
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Final Horse Vault 1T 9.80
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Final Parallel Bars 1T 9.70
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Final Horizontal Bar 2T 9.70
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Final Rings 18T 9.40
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Final Pommelled Horse 9T 9.60
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Qualifying 3 QU 115.75 57.40 58.35
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Qualifying Floor Exercise 8T 19.05 9.50 9.55
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Qualifying Horse Vault 4T QU 19.30 9.50 9.80
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Qualifying Parallel Bars 3T QU 19.35 9.70 9.65
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Qualifying Horizontal Bar 1 QU 19.65 9.75 9.90
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Qualifying Rings 9T 19.20 9.45 9.75
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Qualifying Pommelled Horse 8 19.20 9.50 9.70

Men's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan JPN Final Standings 1
1972 Summer 24 München Gymnastics Japan JPN Final Standings 1
1976 Summer 28 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 20 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 4 19.050
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Final 4 19.050 9.550 9.50
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Qualifying 6T QC 19.10 9.50 9.60
1972 Summer 24 München Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 8 QR
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 8T QR

Men's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP QP FP
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 27T QR
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Qualifying 27T 18.45 9.05 9.40
1972 Summer 24 München Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 71T QR
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 2 19.375
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Final 2 19.375 9.650 9.725

Men's Parallel Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP QP FP
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 74T QR
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Qualifying 74T 17.95 8.35 9.60
1972 Summer 24 München Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 11T QR
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 3 19.475
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Final 3 19.475 9.675 9.80

Men's Horizontal Bar

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP QP FP
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 11T QR
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Qualifying 11T 19.10 9.50 9.60
1972 Summer 24 München Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 1 19.725
1972 Summer 24 München Gymnastics Japan Final 1 19.725 9.825 9.90
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 1 19.675
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Final 1 19.675 9.825 9.85

Men's Rings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS QP FP CEP OEP
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 4 19.125
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Final 4 19.125 9.625 9.50
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Qualifying 5 QU 19.25 9.65 9.60
1972 Summer 24 München Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 3 19.225
1972 Summer 24 München Gymnastics Japan Final 3 19.225 9.525 9.70
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 9T QR

Men's Pommelled Horse

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 53T QR
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Japan Qualifying 53T 17.65 9.40 8.25
1972 Summer 24 München Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 34T QR
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Gymnastics Japan Final Standings 8 QR