Biography:

For Ken Ikeda, gymnastics has always been a family affair. For many years he trained alongside his Olympian brother Richard, who now shares the coaching duties with their father Mits. Ikeda’s ascent to the gymnastics elite began at the 1999 Canada Games where he won all-around gold and stood on the podium in four of the individual apparatus events. He began his senior international career in 2000 and made his first of eight world championship appearances in 2001. Eight years after his brother, Ikeda also became an Olympian at Athens 2004. Ikeda is a valued member of the Canadian team for his strength and ability on the pommel horse.

PERSONAL

Family: Parents Mitsugu and Chiyoko… Children Kohen and Kaitlyn… Older brother Richard was a 1996 Olympian in artistic gymnastics… Odds and Ends: Nickname: Kenji…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

OG: 2004 – 11th (team)

FIG: 2014 – 14th (team), 25th (pommel horse); 2013 – 40th (pommel horse); 2011 – 24th (pommel horse), 22nd (parallel bars); 2010 – 14th (team); 2007 – 11th(team); 2006 – 6th (team), 19th (pommel horse), 16th (parallel bars); 2003 – 9th (team); 2001 – 12th (team)