Shinji Morisue

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Shinji Morisue
Country represented  Japan
Born (1957-05-22) May 22, 1957 (age 59)
Okayama, Okayama
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Discipline Men's artistic gymnastics
Level Senior
Retired 1985
In this Japanese name, the family name is Morisue.

Shinji Morisue (森末慎二, Morisue Shinji?, born May 22, 1957) is a Japanese gymnast and Olympic champion. He hails from Okayama City [1] and attended the Nippon College of Physical Education (now called Nippon Sport Science University). Morisue is now a show business personality in Japan and is frequently seen on TV,[2] especially in sports programs, and to comment on the Olympics and other international competitions. In April, 2006 he was appointed professor at Kyushu Kyoritsu University.[3]


He received a gold medal in horizontal bar, a silver medal in vault, and a bronze medal in team combined exercises at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.[4]

World championships[edit]

Morisue received a bronze medal with the Japan team in the 1983 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Budapest.


In the early nineties amateur athletes have decreased. Morisue, concerned about the phenomenon of the moment, wrote the scenarios for the sports manga Ganba! Fly High, based in part on his experiences as a gymnast, for which he received the 1998 Shogakukan Manga Award for shōnen manga.[5]


Year Title Role Notes
1991 Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah Camera operator
2002 Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla [6] JXSDF 1st Lieutenant Hayama (2nd Lt. Hayama's Brother) Romaji: Gojira tai Mekagojira


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