Sawao Kato

Japan

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Sport:
Gymnastics
Olympics:
1968 Mexico City, 1972 Munich, 1976 Montreal
Medals:
8 gold, 3 silver & 1 bronze

Sawao Kato was renowned for his self-discipline and dedication to gymnastics.

He first competed at the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games as a member of a Japanese team that would dominate men’s gymnastics over the next decade, winning three consecutive team gold medals.