|KASHIMA Takehiro Japan
Discipline: Mens Artistic
|Last update: 05/09/2011|
|Date of birth:||16/07/1980||Age:||34|
|Height:||169 cm/5.5 ft||Weight:||60 kg/132.3 lb|
|Place of birth:||OSAKA||
|Start Discipline (year):||1983|
|First Int. Competition (year):||1997|
|National Team Since (year):||1997|
|Current Club:||Central Sports Club|
|Head coach:||Yoshihiro Saito (JPN)|
|Personal website / fan page:||http://www.jpn-gym.or.jp/english/index.html||Facebook page:|
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|More about KASHIMA Takehiro:|
|2003 World Champion on Pommel Horse (in a tie with Teng Haibin from China) and also on High Bar. 2004 Olympic Team Champion in Athens where he also won the Bronze medal on Pommels. He won his first world medal, Bronze in Debrecen 2002 as a debutant. Watch for his incredible technique and flair!
The Japanese team came back to their former glory by winning the Team Bronze medal and Kashima was definitely their star in the USA in August 2003! He went on winning silver on Pommels and Parallel Bars and bronze on Horizontal Bar at the Glasgow World Cup in 2003.
He won his first world medal - Bronze in Debrecen 2002 as a Worlds debutant. He has an incredible technique and flair!
Kashima started training at the Mac Gymnastics Club in Osaka, the same place as Tomita, the national champion. They are friendly rivals and are the same age.
Kashima has the record for winning a national title for men at the youngest age. When he was 15, he won the Pommel Horse Championship. His favourite apparatus are clearly the Pommel Horse and the Bars.
vam - 12.2004