Yukio Endo

Yukio Endo

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Yukio Endo was a Professional Japanese Artistic Gymnast. Yukio Endo was an Olympic Champion as well as World Champion. He along with his team succeeded to win gold medals in the team event at the Summer Olympics and World Championships as well.

Birth Facts

Yukio Endo was born on January 18, 1937in Yanaisado, Hiroomote, Akita-ken, Japan. His horoscope was Capricorn and used to hold Japanese nationality.

The name and information regarding Yukio’s parents are not available at the moment. Similarly, information related to Endo’s siblings, cousins, grandparents, and any other family members is also not available until now. Likewise, Yukio was born in a family of pharmacists, but his mother passed away from tuberculosis when he was nine years old.

Regarding Yukio’s educational background and qualifications, he attended Hiroomote Elementary School. He then attended and studied at Kubota Junior High School and Akita Technical High School. After graduating from High school, he enrolled at the Tokyo University of Education which is now known as the University of Tsukuba and graduated in the year 1959.

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Caption: Yukio Endo along with his friend (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Death

Yukio Endo passed away on March 25, 2009, in Surugadai Nihon University Hospital, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. He died at the age of 72 because of Esophageal Cancer.

Career and Professional Life

Yukio Endo took part in many Olympics as well as World Championships and also won medals in those events. He was able to win the first individual all-around Olympic gold medal for Japan in the year 1964. He also won gold medals with the Japanese team in Olympics in the years 1964 and 1968. Likewise, Yukio was the flag bearer at the 1968 Summer Olympics. And, he also was able to receive two individual gold medals, in parallel bars, and in individual all-around at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Moreover, Yukio Endo was able to win six medals individually at the 1962 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships and also included a gold medal in the floor exercise in the event. Japan also was able to win the team competition in this event. He also was able to receive two silver medals individually at the 1966 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, and Japan was able to win the team competition. Endo was able to become the National Championships as well as he was a four-time Japanese all-around Champion.

Furthermore, Yukio Endo retired after the 1968 Olympics and became a gymnastics coach. He eventually became a professor at Nihon University. Likewise, he even got the chance to coach the national team at the 1972 Olympics, acted as director of the Japanese Olympic Committee. Endo was appointed as vice-president of the Japan Gymnastic Association two times. Moreover, he was able to receive the Japanese Emperor’s Medal in the year 1996 and was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 1999.

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Caption: Yukio Endo at Olympics (Source: Olympics)

Relationship Status

Yukio Endo might have been married but little to no information regarding his marriage life is available until now. He might have wanted to keep his love relationship private as he has kept his family life private. Also, when we focus on Endo’s past relationships, no information has come forward until now.

Body Measurements

Yukio Endo had a height of 5 feet 3 inches and his weight was 58 Kg. However, Endo’s other body measurements are unknown as of now. Moreover, Yukio has black hair and dark brown eyes.

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Caption: Yukio Endo doing Gymnastics (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Social Media and Net Worth

Yukio Endo was not active on any social media platforms and didn’t own any social accounts. Also, at that time, social media was not really a thing and was not popular so, many people were unknown about it and didn’t really use it and know how to use it.

The net worth of Yukio Endo is unknown until now however, his main income source is his career of being a gymnast.