Shuji Tsurumi

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Shuji Tsurumi
Shuji Tsurumi 1966.jpg
Shuji Tsurumi in 1966
Personal information
Country represented  Japan
Born (1938-01-29) January 29, 1938 (age 79)
Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Weight 52 kg (115 lb)
Discipline Men's artistic gymnastics

Shuji Tsurumi (鶴見 修治, Tsurumi Shūji, born January 29, 1938) is a Japanese gymnast and Olympic champion. He was part of the first Japanese team that succeeded to win gold medals in the team event at the Summer Olympics (1960) and World Championships (1962). In 2008 he was inducted to the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.[1]


Tsurumi competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome where he received a gold medal in team combined exercises, and a bronze medal in pommel horse.[2] At the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo he received a gold medal in team combined exercises, and silver medals in individual all-around, pommel horse, and parallel bars.[3][4]

World Championships[edit]

Tsurumi received a silver medal in individual all-around at the 1966 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, and Japan won the team competition.[4]


  1. ^ Shuji Tsurumi.
  2. ^ "1960 Summer Olympics – Rome, Italy – Gymnastics" (Retrieved on April 3, 2008)
  3. ^ "1964 Summer Olympics – Tokyo, Japan – Gymnastics" (Retrieved on April 3, 2008)
  4. ^ a b Shuji Tsurumi.