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TANAKA Yusuke
Japan
JPN
Title
Mr
Lastname
TANAKA
Firstname
Yusuke
Gender
male
Country
Japan
Place of birth
Wakayama
Year of birth
1989 (32 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Men's Artistic Gymnastics
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Hobbies
Shopping, watching movies and television shows, taking a bath. (konami.com, 26 Sep 2018; taisou-nippon.jp, 04 Mar 2018)
Occupation
Athlete
Education
Juntendo University, Tokyo, JPN
Spoken languages
Japanese
Club
Konami Sports Club [Japan]
Coach
Hiroyuki Kato [club], JPN; Hisashi Mizutori [national], JPN (konamisportsclub.jp, 26 Sep 2018; nikkansports.com, 11 Sep 2018)
Sporting relatives
His father ran a gymnastics club and his mother was a gymnast. His brother Kazuhito Tanaka and his sister Rie Tanaka both competed in the sport at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 Oct 2018; wakayamashimpo.co.jp, 14 Sep 2015; japan.techinsight.jp, 14 Apr 2014; sankei.jp.msn.com, 16 Dec 2013)
Injuries
In August 2018 he damaged the biceps muscle in his right shoulder and was unable to compete at the All Japan Championships. (mainichi.jp, 24 Apr 2019; nikkansports.com, 03 Oct 2018; sanspo.com, 30 Oct 2018)
National Team
2006 (kids-event.jp, 09 Dec 2014)
Start sporting career
He took up gymnastics at age seven. (nwn.jp, 28 Sep 2011)
Reason for taking up the sport
He followed his older siblings into the sport. (konami.co.jp, 26 Jun 2014)
Milestones
Along with his brother Kazuhito and sister Rie, the siblings became the first set of three siblings from Japan to compete in artistic gymnastics at a single edition of an Olympic Games, when they competed at the 2012 Games in London. (tv-asahi.co.jp, 15 Apr 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (konami.com, 26 Sep 2018)
Most memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the team all-around at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (tv-asahi.co.jp, 15 Apr 2018)
Hero / Idol
Japanese artistic gymnast Hiroyuki Tomita. (konamisportsclub.jp, 05 Dec 2014)
Most influential person in career
Japanese gymnast Kohei Uchimura. (nwn.jp, 03 Jan 2016; spread-sports.jp. 07 Jan 2020)
Philosophy / Motto
"Beautiful artistic gymnastics that keeps to the basics." (tv-asahi.co.jp, 06 Oct 2018)
Awards
In 2016 he received the Wakayama City Honorary Award in Japan. (nwn.jp, 17 Sep 2016)

In 2016 he received the Wakayama Prefecture Sports Honorary Award in Japan. (sankei.com, 06 Sep 2016)

In 2016 he was given the Soka Citizen Honorary Award in Japan. (city.soka.saitama.jp, 07 Sep 2017)

In 2015 he was given the Kozuki Sports Award by the Kozuki Foundation in Japan. (cyclestyle.net, 18 Sep 2015)

Following the 2012 Olympic Games in London, he received the Soka Citizen Special Award and the Chiba Prefecture Governor's Award. (pref.chiba.lg.jp, 12 Dec 2012; soka-fusasara.net, 05 Oct 2012)
Additional information
General
POST-RIO BLUES
He says his passion for the sport suffered a dip after winning gold in the team all-around at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. "An Olympic gold medal was my life-time goal. Therefore, afterwards I lost a bit of direction. However I became motivated again after I dropped out of the national team in 2017 for the first time. I want to compete internationally again and show my best at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo." (tv-asahi.co.jp, 15 Apr 2018)

Last update : 2020-08-10

Olympic Games

2016 - Games of the XXXI Olympiad RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
51
Score Qualif.
71.864 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
15.233
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
57
Score Qualif.
13.366
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
17
Score Qualif.
14.733
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
55
Score Qualif.
13.866
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
24
Score Qualif.
14.666
Team
Rank Final
1
Score Final
274.094
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
269.294

2012 - Games of the XXX Olympiad LONDON (GBR)

Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
17
Score Qualif.
15.033
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
8
Score Final
15.100
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.866
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
36
Score Qualif.
14.200
Team
Rank Final
2
Score Final
271.952
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
270.503
World Championships

2018 - 48th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships DOHA (QAT)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
181
Score Qualif.
42.732 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
43
Score Qualif.
13.766
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
12
Score Qualif.
14.833
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
14.133
Team
Rank Final
3
Score Final
253.744
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
253.312

2015 - 46th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships GLASGOW (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
12
Score Qualif.
87.923 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
16
Score Qualif.
14.800
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
106
Score Qualif.
13.433
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
22
Score Qualif.
14.766
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
7
Score Final
15.600
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
15.758
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
15.000
Team
Rank Final
1
Score Final
270.818
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
358.884

2014 - 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships NANNING (CHN)

All-Around
Rank Final
3
Score Final
90.449 
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
89.507 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
24
Score Qualif.
15.133
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
32
Score Qualif.
14.508
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
15.300
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
5
Score Final
15.041
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
15.700
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
25
Score Qualif.
14.266
Team
Rank Final
2
Score Final
273.269
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
361.609

2011 - 43rd FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships TOKYO (JPN)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
186
Score Qualif.
63.356 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
222
Score Qualif.
1.466
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
15.158
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
15.166
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
6
Score Final
14.700
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.600
Team
Rank Final
2
Score Final
273.093
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
364.291
World Cup qualifying for OG

2020 - FIG World Cup 2020 MELBOURNE (AUS)

Parallel Bars
Rank Final
2
Score Final
15.166
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.166
World / Challenge Cup

2018 - FIG EnBW DTB-Pokal Individual All-Around World Cup 2018 STUTTGART (GER)

All-Around
Rank Final
3
Score Final
83.998 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-

2017 - FIG World Challenge Cup - 20th Internationaux de France 2017 PARIS (FRA)

Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
18
Score Qualif.
13.450
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
3
Score Final
14.450
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
14.650

2015 - AT&T American Cup World Cup 2015 CII DALLAS (USA)

All-Around
Rank Final
5
Score Final
88.098 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-

2014 - Glasgow 2014 World Cup C II GLASGOW (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
2
Score Final
89.865 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-

2014 - ENBW DTB World Cup 2014 C II STUTTGART (GER)

All-Around
Rank Final
5
Score Final
88.631 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-