National Teams

Ken Ikeda

Ken Ikeda

  • Residence

    Abbotsford, BC

  • Coach(es)

    Richard Ikeda

Ken Ikeda

Birthplace: Kamloops, BC
Year of Birth: 1982
Club: Twisters Gymnastics Club
Favourite Event: Pommel Horse

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.

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

Odds and Ends: Nickname: Kenji…

Results

  • Year
  • Event Name
  • Achievement
  • 2016
  • Canadian Championships (Edmonton, AB)
  • 7th A-Around, 2nd P. Horse, 3rd P. Bars 
  • 2016
  • Olympic Qualification Test Event (Rio De Janeiro, BRA)
  • 8th Team
  • 2016
  • Elite Canada (Halifax, NS)
  • 3rd P. Horse
  • 2015
  • World Championships (Glasgow, SCO)
  • 15th Team
  • 2015
  • Pan American Games (Toronto, ON)
  • 4th Team
  • 2015
  • Canadian Championships (Gatineau, QC)
  • 1st P. Horse, 8th Vault, 4th P. Bars, 4th H. Bar
  • 2015
  • Elite Canada (Trois-Riviéres, QC)
  • 2nd P. Horse, 6th P. Bars
  • 2014
  • World Championships (Nanning, CHN)
  • 14th Team, 25th P. Horse
  • 2014
  • Elite Canada (Gatineau, QC)
  • 25th A-Around , 1st Floor
  • 2013
  • World Championships (Antwerp, BEL)
  • 40th P. Horse
  • 2013
  • Challenge Cup Portugal (Anadia, POR)
  • 12th P. Horse, 12th P. Bars
  • 2013
  • Canadian Championships (Ottawa, ON)
  • 26th A-Around, 5th P. Bars
  • 2013
  • Elite Canada (Sherwood Park, AB)
  • 2nd A-Around , 6th Floor, 1st P. Horse, 15th Rings, 3rd Vault, 6th P. Bars , 3rd H. Bar
  • 2012
  • Olympic Qualification Test Event (London, GBR)
  • 5th Team, 8th P. Bars
  • 2011
  • World Championships (Tokyo, JPN)
  • 4th P. Horse, 22nd P. Bars
  • 2010
  • World Championships (Rotterdam, NED)
  • 14th Team
  • 2010
  • Pan Am Championships (Guadalajara, MEX)
  • 2nd Team, 9th P. Horse, 2nd P. Bars, 25th H. Bar
  • 2007
  • 40th World Championships, (Stuttgart, GER)
  • 11th Team
  • 2006
  • World Championships (Aarhus, DEN)
  • 6th Team, 19th P. Horse, 16th P. Bars
  • 2004
  • Olympic Games (Athens, GRE)
  • 11th Team
  • 2003
  • World Championships (Anaheim, CA)
  • 9th Team
  • 2001
  • World Championships (Ghent, BEL)
  • 12th Team
  • 2001
  • FISU Games (Beijing, CHN)
  • 11th Team, 5th P. Horse