Shigeru Kasamatsu ( (born July 16, 1947) is a Japanese 笠松 茂 Kasamatsu Shigeru) gymnast, world champion and Olympic champion.
Olympics [ edit ]
Kasamatsu received a gold medal with the Japanese team at the
1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, a silver medal in parallel bars, and bronze medals in floor exercise and horizontal bar. [1 ]
World championships [ edit ]
1974 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships Kasamatsu received three individual gold medals, in all-around, floor exercise and vault, as well as winning the team competition with Japan.
1978 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships he received an individual gold medal in horizontal bar and a silver medal in floor exercise, and Japan again won the team competition.
1979 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships he received a silver medal with Japan in the team competition.
The Kasamatsu vault [ edit ]
Kasamatsu vault is named after him. This is a vault where you do a quarter turn onto the vault, then a quarter turn off the vault to face forwards followed by a forward somersault with a half twist.
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