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Eizo Kenmotsu

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 3
Bronze 3
Total 9
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameEizo•Kenmotsu
Used nameEizo•Kenmotsu
Original name監物•永三
Born13 February 1948 in ?, Okayama (JPN)
Measurements161 cm / 57 kg
NOC(s) Japan

Biography

Eizo Kenmotsu competed in three Olympics and was a member of the gold medal winning team each time. In addition he also won six individual medals including a silver in all-around 1972. Kenmotsu also medaled in four World Championships, beginning in 1970 when he won gold in all-around, horizonal bar, and with the team as well as silver on parallel bars, floor, and pommelled horse. In 1974 he won gold on parallel bars and with the team as well as bronze in all-around, horizonal bar, and pommelled horse followed in 1978 by gold on parallel bars and with the team as well as silver all-around and finally in 1979 winning a silver medal with the team. In total he won ten gold medals in major events.

After his retirement Kenmotsu became a top coach and brought several Japanese gymnasts to world class. He was later sports director of the Nippon Sports Science University and vice president of the Japan Gymnastics Association. In 2006 he was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1968 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) Individual All-Around, Men Olympic 4 Representing Japan    
  Team All-Around, Men Olympic Japan 1 Gold
  Floor Exercise, Men Olympic 6
  Horse Vault, Men Olympic 6
  Parallel Bars, Men Olympic 5
  Horizontal Bar, Men Olympic 3 Bronze
  Rings, Men Olympic 7 r1/2
  Pommelled Horse, Men Olympic 5
1972 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) Individual All-Around, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing Japan    
  Team All-Around, Men Olympic Japan 1 Gold
  Floor Exercise, Men Olympic 4
  Horse Vault, Men Olympic =4
  Parallel Bars, Men Olympic 3 Bronze
  Horizontal Bar, Men Olympic 4
  Rings, Men Olympic =5
  Pommelled Horse, Men Olympic 3 Bronze
1976 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) Individual All-Around, Men Olympic =6 r1/2 Representing Japan    
  Team All-Around, Men Olympic Japan 1 Gold
  Floor Exercise, Men Olympic 6
  Horse Vault, Men Olympic =15 r1/1
  Parallel Bars, Men Olympic =17 r1/1
  Horizontal Bar, Men Olympic 2 Silver
  Rings, Men Olympic 5
  Pommelled Horse, Men Olympic 2 Silver