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Shuji Tsurumi

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 3
Bronze 1
Total 6
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameShuji•Tsurumi
Used nameShuji•Tsurumi
Original name鶴見•修治
Born29 January 1938 in Tokyo, Tokyo (JPN)
Measurements158 cm / 52 kg
NOC(s) Japan

Biography

Shuji Tsurumi participated in two Olympics and two World Championships. In both competitions he was on the first ever gold medal winning teams for Japan – at the 1960 Olympics and at the 1962 World Championships, which he helped to defend in 1964 and 1966, respectively. In individual events Tsurumi won silver in all-around at the 1964 Games as well as at the 1966 World Championships and won another three medals at the Olympics, with silver in 1964 on parallel bars and pommelled horse, having won bronze in the 1960 pommelled horse. In 2008 he was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1960 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 13 r1/2
  Horse Vault, Men Olympic 6
  Parallel Bars, Men Olympic =8 r1/2
  Horizontal Bar, Men Olympic 8 r1/2
  Rings, Men Olympic =9 r1/2
  Pommelled Horse, Men Olympic 3 Bronze
1964 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 =9 r1/2
  Horse Vault, Men Olympic 4
  Parallel Bars, Men Olympic 2 Silver
  Horizontal Bar, Men Olympic =21 r1/2
  Rings, Men Olympic 5
  Pommelled Horse, Men Olympic 2 Silver