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China edges Japan for 6th straight title

Oct 8, 2014

China edges Japan for 6th straight title

China gambled on tough routines to snatch a record sixth straight world gymnastics men’s team title on Tuesday, overtaking archrival Japan at the last minute in front of a roaring home crowd. China, which also won the 2008 and 2012 Olympic titles, finished the ...

Uchimura aiming for more gymnastics glory

Oct 6, 2014

Uchimura aiming for more gymnastics glory

Kohei Uchimura is aiming to extend his five-year reign in gymnastics, while host China is set for a unprecedented sixth straight men’s team gold at the world championships. After four days of qualifying sessions, the 10-day competition swings into the men’s team final on ...

Kamoto triumphs in parallel bars

| Sep 25, 2014

Kamoto triumphs in parallel bars

Yuya Kamoto captured his third gold medal of the Asian Games on Thursday, when he won the men’s parallel bars. Kamoto, who turned 20 earlier this month, scored 15.800 points, while Uzbekistan’s Anton Fokin was second with 15.475 and Vietnam’s Dinh Phuong Thanh was ...

Uchimura wins sixth straight NHK Cup

Jun 8, 2014

Uchimura wins sixth straight NHK Cup

Four-time world champion and Olympic gold medalist Kohei Uchimura claimed his sixth consecutive men’s all-around title at the NHK Cup on Sunday. Uchimura was nearly flawless as he collected 181.050 points in the tournament at Yoyogi National Gymnasium, which doubles as a qualifier for ...

May 11, 2014

Uchimura wins 7th national crown

London Olympic gold medalist and reigning world champion Kohei Uchimura became the first man to win seven individual all-around national championship titles in succession Sunday. Uchimura scored a total of 181.200 points at Yoyogi National Stadium, beating second-placed Shogo Nonomura. Ryohei Kato was third ...

Uchimura wins Tokyo World Cup

Apr 5, 2014

Uchimura wins Tokyo World Cup

London Olympic champion Kohei Uchimura won the Tokyo World Cup on Saturday, booking a spot on Japan’s gymnastics world championships team. Uchimura scored 92.898 points to win the title over Germany’s Fabian Hambuechen, who had 90.231. Ryohei Kato was third with 89.397. Women’s defending ...

Dec 14, 2013

Shirai outpoints Uchimura in floor exercise

Kenzo Shirai, the 17-year-old floor exercise world champion, once more upstaged all-around ace Kohei Uchimura in that event on Saturday at the 2013 Toyota International meet. Shirai nailed his signature “Shirai” and “Shirai 2″ maneuvers en route to a score of 16.325 points. The ...

Aihara, decorated Olympic gymnast, dead at 79

Jul 18, 2013

Aihara, decorated Olympic gymnast, dead at 79

Ex-gymnast Nobuyuki Aihara, a double champion at the 1960 Rome Olympic Games, has died at the age of 79, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) announced on Thursday. Aihara, who hailed from Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, won gold on the floor exercises in which he excelled ...