Shigeru Kasamatsu

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Shigeru Kasamatsu
— Gymnast —
Country represented  Japan
Born (1947-07-16) July 16, 1947 (age 67)
Discipline Men's artistic gymnastics
Eponymous skills Kasamatsu (vault)

Shigeru Kasamatsu (笠松 茂 Kasamatsu Shigeru?) (born July 16, 1947) is a Japanese gymnast, world champion and Olympic champion.


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]

At the 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.

At the 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.

At the 1979 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships he received a silver medal with Japan in the team competition.

The Kasamatsu vault[edit]

The 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.


  1. ^ "1972 Summer Olympics – München, Germany – Gymnastics" (Retrieved on April 3, 2008)

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