Rie Tanaka
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Tanaka at the 2011 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

Country represented

Flag of Japan Japan


June 11 1987 (1987-06-11) (age 30)
Iwade, Wakayama, Japan


5 ft. 1 in.

Years on National Team



Kyoko Seo

Current status


Rie Tanaka (田中 理恵, born June 11, 1987) is a retired Japanese artistic gymnast. She is the 2012 Japanese National Champion. Her brothers are Kazuhito Tanaka and Yusuke Tanaka, London Olympics silver medalists.

Senior Career

Tanaka placed fourth in the all-around at the Japanese Nationals in 2010. She was awarded the Longines Prize for Elegance at the 2010 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, where she placed fifth with the Japanese team and 17th in the all-around.

In 2012, Tanaka won the all-around at the Japanese Nationals. At the 2012 Summer Olympics she competed for the Japanese national team which finished eighth in the Women's artistic team all-around. She also took part in the individual all-around, where she finished 16th.

She retired after the Olympics and worked with Japan’s Olympic Committee on their bid for Tokyo 2020.

In 2014, after the FIG took action upon discovering an underage North Korean gymnast, Tanaka was awarded a team bronze medal from the 2009 Universiade.

Medal Count

Year Event TF AA VT UB BB FX
2008Doha Asian Championships1st
2009Belgrade Summer Universiade3rd
2010Japanese National Championships4
Rotterdam World Championships517
Guangzhou Asian Games2nd3rd2nd
2011NHK Cup2nd
Tokyo World Championships720
2012Japanese National Championships1st
London Olympic Games816
Toyota International1st

Floor Music

2012 - theme from The Pink Panther

Longines Prize for Elegance Winners
Svetlana KhorkinaElena ZamolodchikovaCarly PattersonMonette RussoCheng FeiShawn JohnsonElsa GarcíaRie TanakaAna PorgrasKyla RossYao JinnanGiulia SteingruberBecky Downie

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