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Koji Yamamuro
Country represented  Japan
Born (1989-01-17) January 17, 1989 (age 35)
Koga, Ibaraki
Hometown Koga, Ibaraki
Height 159 cm (5 ft 3 in)
Discipline Men's artistic gymnastics
Club KONAMI
Head coach(es) Hiroyuki Kato
Assistant coach(es) Yoghiaki Hatakeda, Koji Gushiken
Former coach(es) Naoya Tsukahara
Medal record
Representing  Japan
Olympic Games
Gold 2016 Rio de Janeiro Team
Silver 2012 London Team
World Championships
Silver 2010 Rotterdam Team
Silver 2011 Tokyo Team
Bronze 2011 Tokyo All-around
Bronze 2011 Tokyo Rings

Koji Yamamuro (山室 光史, Yamamuro Kōji, born January 17, 1989 in Koga, Ibaraki) is a Japanese gymnast. He has won two Olympic medals in the men's artistic team all-around – silver in 2012 (London) and gold in 2016 (Rio de Janeiro).

Career

Yamamuro won the bronze medal in men's all-around at the 2011 World Championships.

Yamamuro competed for the national team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the men's artistic team all-around. In the team final, he injured his ankle on the vault event and had to be helped off. Although he had qualified for the individual all-around final, he had to withdraw because of his injury and was replaced by his teammate Kazuhito Tanaka, who had ranked behind Yamamuro and Kōhei Uchimura and had not qualified due to the 2-per-country rule.

Yamamuro also participated in the 2012 American Cup.

At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Yamamuro won a gold medal as part of the Japanese men's team. In the event finals, Yamamuro competed on pommel horse and still rings with scores of 13.900 and 14.866 respectively.

See also

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