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Apr 25, 2011

Gymnast Uchimura breezes to title

Reigning all-around world gymnastics champion Kohei Uchimura won his fourth consecutive national title in dominant fashion on Sunday. Uchimura scored 94.000 points to post a two-day total of 188.900 at Yoyogi National Gymnasium. Kenya Kobayashi finished a distant second with 180.750. Uchimura became the ...

Dec 6, 2010

Gymnast Tanaka builds on success

YAMAGUCHI (Kyodo) Asian Games bronze medalist Rie Tanaka won her first national titles at the all-Japan gymnastics championships on Sunday, winning in the vault and the balance beam. Tanaka, the new face for Japanese women’s gymnastics, scored 13.837 points on the vault and 14.075 ...

Uchimura wins parallel bar bronze for fourth medal

Oct 26, 2010

Uchimura wins parallel bar bronze for fourth medal

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — Kohei Uchimura collected his fourth medal at the World Gymnastics Championships on Sunday, winning a bronze in the parallel bars on the final day of competition. Uchimura, who defended his all-around title and won silvers in the team event and the ...

Jul 5, 2010

Uchimura dominates at Japan Cup

World champion Kohei Uchimura won the men’s all-around event in dominating fashion at the Japan Cup on Sunday. Uchimura ranked first in five of the six apparatus on his way to a total of 93.450 points in the international meet at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. ...

Jul 4, 2010

Japan men defend gymnastics title

Japan claimed its second consecutive title in the men’s gymnastics team event at the 2010 Japan Cup on Saturday. With Kohei Uchimura leading the way, the host scored 276.100 points to finish ahead of runnerup Germany, which trailed by 9.200 in the eight-nation competition ...

Jun 14, 2010

Uchimura captures individual title

World champion Kohei Uchimura won his second consecutive title in the individual all-around at the NHK Cup on Sunday. Uchimura collected 275.575 points for his performances in six disciplines on the last day of the two-day event, which doubled as the final qualifier for ...

May 10, 2010

Uchimura, Tsurumi earn titles

Kohei Uchimura won his third straight title and Koko Tsurumi claimed her record-tying fifth consecutive crown at the National Individual Gymnastics Championships on Sunday. Uchimura, the all-around world champion, rebounded from fourth in Saturday’s preliminaries to collect a two-day winning total of 182.200 points ...

Sep 14, 2009

Italian gymnastic team shines on final day at worlds

Italy won the ribbon and rope team gold medal, while Japan matched its best-ever finish in the discipline in placing fourth on the final day of the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships Sunday. Italy finished top with 26.650 points at Mie Prefectural Sun Arena while ...

Sep 12, 2009

Gymnast Kanaeva captures all-arond title

ISE, Mie Pref. (Kyodo) Olympic champion Yevgenia Kanayeva of Russia completed a sweep of five individual titles with victory in the all-around event at the Rhythmic Gymnastics Wworld Championships on Friday. Kanayeva collected 113.850 points from four routines, making her the first rhythmic gymnast ...

Sep 11, 2009

Russia gymnast Kanayeva captures fourth gold at worlds

Beijing Olympic champion Yevgeniya Kanayeva of Russia won the ball and ribbon events Thursday to take her gold medal tally to four at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships. Kanayeva earned 28.575 points in the final of the ball event and scored 28.000 for her ...

Nov 11, 2008

Tomita acknowledges effects of age

Hiroyuki Tomita said Monday he has decided to retire because his body can no longer perform the eye-catching gymnastics that made him an all-around world champion. “Every year I feel like I am going more downhill,” said the all-around 2005 world champion, who helped ...

Nov 9, 2008

Gymnast Tomita plans to retire

Gymnast Hiroyuki Tomita, a former all-around world champion who helped Japan to the team gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics, has decided to retire, gymnastics sources said Saturday. Tomita, 27, is expected to begin a coaching career after making his final appearance as a ...