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Nov 2, 2008

Uchimura earns first national title

JOETSU, Niigata Pref. (Kyodo) Gymnast Kohei Uchimura, the men’s all-around silver medalist at the Beijing Olympics, showed a solid overall performance to win his first national championship crown on Saturday. The 19-year-old Uchimura racked up the highest scores in the floor exercises and pommel ...

Oct 31, 2008

Gymnast Kashima to call it quits

Gymnast Takehiro Kashima, who helped his country win gold and silver medals in the men’s team event at the last two Olympic Games, will retire to begin a coaching career, people close to him said Thursday. The 28-year-old Kashima, also a former pommel horse ...