Takeshi Kato

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Takeshi Kato
— Gymnast —
Takeshi Kato 1966b.jpg
Takeshi Kato in 1966
Personal information
Country represented  Japan
Born (1942-09-25)September 25, 1942
Aichi, Japan
Died 24 July 1982(1982-07-24) (aged 39)
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight 59 kg (130 lb)
Discipline Men's artistic gymnastics

Takeshi Kato (加藤 武司 Katō Takeshi?, September 25, 1942 – July 24, 1982) was a Japanese gymnast and Olympic champion.[1]


Kato competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City where he received a gold medal in team combined exercises, and a bronze medal in floor exercise.[1]

World championships[edit]

Kato received a silver medal in vault, and a bronze medal in pommel horse at the 1966 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, and Japan won the team competition.

He received bronze medals in vault and floor exercise at the 1970 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, and Japan again won the team competition.

His brother Sawao Kato was also a multiple Olympic medalist in artistic gymnastics.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Takeshi Kato. sports-reference.com