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Kato Retires from FIG Men's Technical Committee
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Three-time Olympian Sawao Kato (Japan) has retired from the FIG Men's Technical Committee.

Japanese legend Sawao Kato has stepped down from the Men's Technical Committee of the International Gymnastics Federation after 20 years, the FIG announced Wednesday. Kato, 66, was first elected to the committee in 1992.

During his competitive career, Kato amassed 12 Olympic medals (eight of them gold), including back-to-back all-around golds in 1968 and 1972. He is also a professor at the University of Tsukuba and was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 2001. Click here to read more from the FIG.

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