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National champ heads gym field
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection;
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes.
Photograph caption date stamped August 23, 1963 partially reads, "The United States all-round gymnastics champion, Makato Sakamoto of Los Angeles High School, heads a list of champions who will compete Saturday night in an Olympic development meet at Valley College in Van Nuys. Sakamoto, only 16 years old, will take on such Olympic veterans as Jack Beckner, Larry Banner and Armando Vega, all of whom he defeated in the national championships earlier this year in Philadelphia." Photograph caption reads, "Los Angeles' Makato Sakamoto - Competes Saturday at Valley College."
1 photographic print : b&w ; 17 x 13 cm.
Valley Times Collection;
HCNVT_ d062_ f5_ i7
Los Angeles High School (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Students
San Fernando Valley State College
High school athletes
Young men
Northridge (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Time Period

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