Haruhiro Yamashita

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Haruhiro Yamashita
— Gymnast —
Haruhiro Yamashita 1966.jpg
Haruhiro Yamashita in 1966
Personal information
Country represented  Japan
Born (1938-11-11) November 11, 1938 (age 76)
Uwajima, Ehime, Japan
Discipline Men's artistic gymnastics
In this Japanese name, the family name is "Yamashita".

Haruhiro Yamashita (山下 治広 Yamashita Haruhiro?, born November 11, 1938) is a Japanese gymnast, who competed in the 1964 Summer Olympics. He won two gold medals for his country in the vault and team combined exercises.[1]

After marriage he changed his last name from Yamashita to Matsuda (松田). In 1961, he graduated from Nippon Sport Science University, where in 1983 he became professor and later professor emeritus.[2] In the early 1970s he was an assistant gymnastics coach under Roger Council at the Indiana State University. There he began his research on biorhythms.[3]

Yamashita also trained the national gymnastics team, at the 1976 Summer Olympics and at the Asian Games in 1990,[2] and held senior positions with the Japan Gymnastics Association.[4]

In 2000 Yamashita was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.[5] He is an honorary citizen of his native town of Uwajima.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Haruhiro Yamashita. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ a b 松田(山下)治廣 (まつだ やました はるひろ) (1938~  ). i-manabi.jp
  3. ^ 松田治廣氏 (旧姓 山下治廣氏). bymebyme.jp
  4. ^ a b 宇和島市の名誉市民に. fmkagawa.co.jp
  5. ^ "HARUHIRO YAMASHITA". International Gymnastics Hall of Fame. Retrieved May 12, 2007. 

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