Koji Yamamuro

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Koji Yamamuro
Country represented  Japan
Born (1989-01-17) January 17, 1989 (age 29)
Koga, Ibaraki
Hometown Koga, Ibaraki
Height 159 cm (5 ft 3 in)[1]
Discipline Men's artistic gymnastics
Club KONAMI
Head coach(es) Hiroyuki Kato
Assistant coach(es) Yoghiaki Hatakeda, Koji Gushiken
Former coach(es) Naoya Tsukahara

Koji Yamamuro (山室 光史, Yamamuro Kōji, born January 17, 1989 in Koga, Ibaraki) is a Japanese gymnast.[2] He has won two Olympic medals in the men's artistic team all-around – silver in 2012 (London) and gold in 2016 (Rio de Janeiro).

Career[edit]

Yamamuro won the bronze medal in men's all-around at the 2011 World Championships.[3]

He competed for the national team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Men's artistic team all-around. In the team final, he injured his ankle on the vault event, and had to be helped off.[3] He had qualified for the individual all-around final, but due to the injury was unable to compete. This gave a chance for his teammate Kazuhito Tanaka to compete[4] - he had ranked behind Yamamuro and Kōhei Uchimura and had not qualified due to the 2-per-country rule.

Yamamuro also participated in the 2012 American Cup.[5]

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