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Makoto Sakamoto

Full name: Makoto Douglas Sakamoto
Gender: Male
Height: 5-5.5 (167 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: April 8, 1947 in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Country: USA United States
Sport: Gymnastics

Biography

Makoto Sakamoto was the top American male gymnast of the mid-to-late 1960s. His greatest feat came at the 1965 AAU Championship, when he became the only US gymnast to sweep the events, winning seven titles – all-around and on all six apparatuses. Sakamoto was also AAU all-around champion in 1963-64. Sakamoto competed for the US at the 1964 and 1972 Olympics and the 1966 and 1970 World Championships. He also competed at the Universiade in 1965, 1967, and 1970, winning a bronze in all-around in 1965, a team silver in 1967 and a team bronze in 1970. Sakamoto attended Southern Cal, where he won four NCAA titles, , including the all-around, parallel bars and high in 1968, and parallel bars in 1967. He later became assistant coach at UCLA from 1976-84 and then head coach at Brigham Young University from 1987-2000. He was an assistant coach for the US at the 1984 Olympics and the 1981 and 1983 World Championships. After leaving college coaching, Sakamoto coached the San Diego All-Stars, a private gymnastic club, and later coached a club in Hawai'i. He was inducted into the US Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 1986..

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around United States USA 20
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around United States USA 7
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise United States USA 52T QR
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault United States USA 30T QR
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars United States USA 25T QR
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar United States USA 26T QR
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Gymnastics Men's Rings United States USA 18T QR
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse United States USA 36T QR
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around United States USA 56 QR
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around United States USA 10
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise United States USA 38T QR
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault United States USA 28T QR
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars United States USA 17T QR
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar United States USA 39T QR
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Men's Rings United States USA 19 QR
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse United States USA 105T QR

Men's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Gymnastics United States Final Standings 20 112.40 55.90 56.50
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics United States Final Standings 56 QR
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics United States Qualifying 56 105.70 51.45 54.25
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics United States Qualifying Floor Exercise 38T 17.95 8.95 9.00
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics United States Qualifying Horse Vault 28T 18.35 9.30 9.05
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics United States Qualifying Parallel Bars 17T 18.60 9.30 9.30
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics United States Qualifying Horizontal Bar 39T 18.05 9.20 8.85
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics United States Qualifying Rings 19 18.65 9.35 9.30
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics United States Qualifying Pommelled Horse 105T 14.10 5.35 8.75

Men's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Gymnastics United States USA Final Standings 7
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics United States USA Final Standings 10

Men's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Gymnastics United States Final Standings 52T QR
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Gymnastics United States Qualifying 52T 18.40 9.05 9.35
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics United States Final Standings 38T QR

Men's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Gymnastics United States Final Standings 30T QR
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Gymnastics United States Qualifying 30T 18.95 9.45 9.50
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics United States Final Standings 28T QR

Men's Parallel Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Gymnastics United States Final Standings 25T QR
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Gymnastics United States Qualifying 25T 18.90 9.40 9.50
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics United States Final Standings 17T QR

Men's Horizontal Bar

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Gymnastics United States Final Standings 26T QR
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Gymnastics United States Qualifying 26T 18.85 9.35 9.50
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics United States Final Standings 39T QR

Men's Rings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Gymnastics United States Final Standings 18T QR
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Gymnastics United States Qualifying 18T 18.80 9.40 9.40
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics United States Final Standings 19 QR

Men's Pommelled Horse

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Gymnastics United States Final Standings 36T QR
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Gymnastics United States Qualifying 36T 18.50 9.25 9.25
1972 Summer 25 München Gymnastics United States Final Standings 105T QR
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