Top 20 Gymnast celebrities in Japan
Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Gymnast celebrities [Updated January 30, 2023].
Kohei Uchimura was born
on January 3, 1989
In 2014, he won his fifth consecutive World Championship in the all-around, a feat which no other gymnast to that point had ever accomplished.
Ryohei Kato was born
on September 9, 1993
He won a gold medal at 2013 Summer Universiade, in the floor routine.
Akinori Nakayama was born
on March 1, 1943
He became the vice-president of the Japanese Gymnastics Federation after retirement.
Naoya Tsukahara was born
on June 25, 1977
His best performance as an individual came at the 1999 World Championships, when he won silver medals in both the parallel bars, and the all-around competition.
Sawao Kato was born
on October 11, 1946
He had his most successful Olympics in 1972, winning three golds and two silvers.
Takashi Ono was born
on July 26, 1931
He had his most successful Olympics in 1960, winning three golds, one silver, and two bronzes.
Kenzo Shirai was born
on August 24, 1996
in Yokohama, Japan.
At the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics in 2016, he won gold in the team event and bronze in the vault final. He also currently has six skills named after him (3 each on both floor and vault) as he was the first to perform them in major international competitions.