Sho's Coaches - Part 3

Sho's Coaches – Part 3

Yoshi Hatakeda coached me along with my dad from 2000 to 2002.  He went to the Olympics as a part of the Japanese team in 1992 and 1996 and has a team bronze from the first one.  He’s  won several world championships as well.  From what I remember his best events were pommel horse and high bar but he still kicked butt in the all-around also.

Currently he’s back in Japan coaching at a university.  Cool thing is he also coaches Kohei Uchimura (Olympic silver medalist).  I also recently got to see him because he was part of the coaching staff for team Japan at the Japan Cup (picture below)!

From L-R: Yoshi, Kohei, Me, Koji

From L-R: Yoshi, Kohei, Me, Koji

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