KASHIMA Takehiro
Mens Artistic (Japan)
Last update: 05/09/2011

KASHIMA Takehiro Japan
Discipline: Mens Artistic
Last update: 05/09/2011 Print
Licence No.: 00001187
Date of birth: 16/07/1980 Age: 35
Height: 169 cm/5.5 ft Weight: 60 kg/132.3 lb
Place of birth: OSAKA

Hometown: CHIBA (JPN)
Marital status:
Children: 0 boys
0 girls
Occupation: Company employee
Languages Spoken: J
Start Discipline (year): 1983
First Int. Competition (year): 1997
National Team Since (year): 1997
Current Club: Central Sports Club
Head coach: Yoshihiro Saito (JPN)
Assistant coach:
Personal website / fan page: http://www.jpn-gym.or.jp/english/index.html Facebook page:
Twitter account: Other Social media account:
Creation date: 2002-10-15
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
Category Rank-F Score-F Rank-Q Score-Q Year Place Level
All Around 2008 BEIJING Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Pommel Horse 3 9.787 2004 ATHENS Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Pommel Horse 6 15.700 2006 SAO PAULO 13th Artistic Gymnastics World Cup Final