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Yukio Endo1999

Yukio Endo - Japan

Yukio Endo
Yukio Endo, Class of 1999, International Gymnastics Hall of Fame

YUKIO ENDO was a perennial all-around champion during the period when the Japanese men dominated the world gymnastics scene. Born in Akita-ken in 1937, Yukio Endo attended the University of Education in Tokyo, where his legendary status in gymnastics began.

For four years, he was the All-Around Champion of Japan, defeating legions of athletes who are to this day are legends in their own right. In the 1960 Olympics, in Rome, Yukio Endo earned the first of his four Olympic gold medals, for the team championship. At the 1962 World Championships, in Prague, he won seven medals: one team gold, four silvers-including the all-around-and two bronze.

In the 1964 Olympics, held in his home country, Yukio Endo earned the silver medal on floor, as well as three gold medals for the team, the all-around and the parallel bars, scoring a 9.90.

Yukio Endo received Japan's highest honor, the Emperor's Medal, in 1996. today, he serves as the Vice President of the Japanese Gymnastics Association and coach for Nippon University in Tokyo.

1960 OLYMPIC GAMES
Gold Medalist & Olympic Champion:
- Team

1962 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Gold Medalist & World Champion:
- Floor Exercise
- Team
Silver Medalist
- All-Around
- Rings
- Horizontal Bar
Bronze Medalist
- Vault
- Parallel Bars

1964 OLYMPIC GAMES
Gold Medalist & Olympic Champion:
- All-Around
- Parallel Bars
- Team
Silver Medalist
- Floor Exercise

1966 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Gold Medalist & World Champion:
- Team
Silver Medalist
- Floor Exercise
- Horiztonal Bar

1968 OLYMPIC GAMES
Gold Medalist & Olympic Champion:
- Team
Silver Medalist
- Vaulting

1999 Inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame

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