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List of notable or famous gymnasts from Japan, with bios and photos, including the top gymnasts born in Japan and even some popular gymnasts who immigrated to Japan. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Japanese gymnasts then this list is the perfect resource for you. These gymnasts are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known gymnast from Japan is included when available.

Everything from Natsuki Fukase to Koji Yamamuro is included on this list.

This historic gymnasts from Japan list can help answer the questions "Who are some Japanese gymnasts of note?" and "Who are the most famous gymnasts from Japan?" These prominent gymnasts of Japan may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Japanese gymnasts.

Use this list of renowned Japanese gymnasts to discover some new gymnasts that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (16 items)

Airi Hatakeyama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Gymnasts from Japan
Photo:  Tomohiro Ohtake/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 2.0

Age: 23

Birthplace: Tama, Japan

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Asuka Teramoto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Gymnasts from Japan
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Asuka Teramoto


Asuka Teramoto is a gymnast from Japan. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 22

Birthplace: Komaki, Japan

Kazuhito Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Gymnasts from Japan
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Kazuhito Tanaka


Kazuhito Tanaka is a gymnast from Japan. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 32

Birthplace: Wakayama, Japan

Kohei Uchimura is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Gymnasts from Japan
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Kōhei Uchimura is a Japanese artistic gymnast. He is a five-time Olympic medalist, winning a gold and four silvers, a 16-time World medalist and is considered by many to be the greatest gymnast of all time. He is famous for becoming the first gymnast to win every major all-around title in a single Olympic cycle, including five consecutive world all around titles and the 2012 Olympic All-Around Champion. He is also 2008 Olympics All Around silver medalist. He is also known for delivering difficult and accurately executed routines. His gymnastics skills were praised by International Gymnast Magazine as a "combination of tremendous difficulty, supreme consistency and extraordinary elegance of ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 29

Birthplace: Kitakyushu, Japan

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