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Japan men's gymnasts top team qualification

Oct 26, 2015

Japan men's gymnasts top team qualification

Japan narrowly topped fierce gymnastics rival China in the first day of qualification for the men’s team event at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships on Sunday in Glasgow, all but securing a place in the final and more importantly a slot at next year’s ...

Oct 25, 2015

Japan women's gymnastics team books Olympic place

The Japanese women’s gymnastics squad punched a ticket to next summer’s Olympic Games after finishing sixth in qualifying for the team event at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Glasgow on Saturday. Japan scored 223.863 points on Friday, ranked sixth after the remaining teams ...

Oct 24, 2015

Japan women provisionally fourth at worlds qualifying

Japan provisionally took fourth place in the women’s team qualifying on the first day of the World Gymnastics Championships on Friday as it bids to book the third straight place in the Olympics. Japan scored 223.863 in the meet, where the top eight teams ...

Oct 24, 2015

Romanian women struggle at worlds

The Romanian women’s team is off to a nightmarish start at the World Gymnastics Championships. One of the sport’s longtime powers stumbled through qualifying on Friday. Romania finished with 217.220 points, putting its chances of making the eight-team final next week in serious jeopardy. ...

Uchimura, Biles target more gold as Rio looms

| Oct 22, 2015

Uchimura, Biles target more gold as Rio looms

Superstar Kohei Uchimura and American Simone Biles will be looking to reap more gold in the pre-Olympic World Gymnastics Championships starting in Glasgow, Scotland, on Friday. Gymnasts can secure qualification for the 2016 Rio Games at the championships which will be staged at the ...

Shirai shines at Asian gymnastics championships

Aug 2, 2015

Shirai shines at Asian gymnastics championships

Kenzo Shirai bagged an individual gold and a silver at the Asian gymnastics championships on Sunday. Shirai, who followed his 2013 floor exercise world championship with a silver last year, took gold in the discipline with 16.450 points at Hiroshima Prefectural Gymnasium and silver ...

Jul 14, 2015

Uchimura to sit out Asian championships

Kohei Uchimura will miss the upcoming Asian gymnastics championships in Hiroshima because of a shoulder injury, the five-time world all-around champion said on Tuesday. Uchimura has been suffering from pain in his left shoulder and with the world championships approaching in October, he decided ...

Uchimura, Sugihara claim titles at NHK Cup

May 17, 2015

Uchimura, Sugihara claim titles at NHK Cup

First-year high school student Aiko Sugihara booked a spot in this year’s world championships by winning the women’s gymnastics title at the NHK Cup on Sunday, while five-time defending all-around world champion Kohei Uchimura won his seventh straight title. The 15-year-old Sugihara scored 113.975 ...

May 16, 2015

Olympic format changes OK'd

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) said Saturday it had approved “with an overwhelming majority” a new format that will see the number of gymnasts in the team competition be reduced from five gymnasts to four for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. There were five-person squads ...

Gymnastics legend Uchimura wins eighth straight national title

Apr 26, 2015

Gymnastics legend Uchimura wins eighth straight national title

Five-time all-around world champion Kohei Uchimura extended his own mark by winning his eighth consecutive national championship on Sunday. He surpassed Masao Takemoto and Takashi Ono to stand alone in first with the most national titles. Uchimura, 26, blew away the competition with a ...

Oct 16, 2014

Biles named Sportswoman of Year

American Simone Biles, who won four golds at last week’s world gymnastics championships in China, including the all-around title, was named Sportswoman of the Year by the Women’s Sports Foundation on Wednesday. Biles, 17, also won gold in the floor exercise and balance beam ...