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Keiko Tanaka Ikeda

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Sport  Artistic gymnastics
Weight  54 kg
Height  1.54 m
Role  Gymnast
Name  Keiko Tanaka-Ikeda

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Born  November 11, 1933 (age 82) (1933-11-11) Mihara, Hiroshima, Japan

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Keiko Tanaka-Ikeda (田中-池田 敬子, born Keiko Tanaka on November 11, 1933) is the only Japanese female gymnast to win a world title, which she had done on the balance beam in 1954 (by becoming first Asian female gymnast who win a world gold medal). She won seven more medals at the world championships in 1958–1966. She also competed at the 1956, 1960 and 1964 Olympics in all artistic gymnastics events and won a team bronze medal in 1964; her best individual achievement was a fourth place on the floor in 1956.

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In retirement she taught at Japan's Sports Science University and served as director of the Japanese Gymnastics Association. In 2002, she became the first Japanese woman to be inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

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