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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 ...

/ 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 ...

Uchimura takes silver in horizontal bar

/ Oct 12, 2014

Uchimura takes silver in horizontal bar

Five-time men’s all-round world gymnastics champion Kohei Uchimura wrapped up this year’s worlds on Sunday with a silver medal in the horizontal bar. Uchimura’s 16th career medal at the worlds saw him surpass Eizo Kenmotsu as Japan’s all-time world championship medal winner. Uchimura has ...

Biles retains world crown

/ Oct 11, 2014

Biles retains world crown

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American Simone Biles retained her world women’s all-around gymnastics title on Friday — and then received a scare on the podium when a bee gatecrashed her gold medal ceremony. The 17-year-old fought off a late challenge from Romania’s Larisa Andreea Iordache, finishing the four-apparatus ...

Japan women place eighth at gymnastics worlds

/ Oct 8, 2014

Japan women place eighth at gymnastics worlds

Japan finished eighth in the women’s team final at the 2014 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships on Wednesday as the United States won the gold medal for the second time in succession. Japan qualified in sixth place but mistakes in two apparatus in the first ...

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 ...