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Uchimura finishes fourth in qualification round at nationals

/ Apr 7, 2017

Uchimura finishes fourth in qualification round at nationals

Kohei Uchimura placed fourth in the men’s qualification round of the national individual all-around gymnastics championships Friday, when the nine-time reigning champion returned to action after capturing two gold medals at the Rio Olympics. Uchimura won the men’s team and all-around competitions in Brazil ...

/ Apr 5, 2017

Shirai, Goshima lend names to new gymnastics elements

The International Gymnastics Federation on Tuesday announced the approval of eight new elements for its men’s code of points, including a vault named after Rio Olympic team gold medalist Kenzo Shirai and a floor exercise element named for Takahiro Goshima. “My motivation in gymnastics ...

Legendary gymnast Korbut selling Olympic medals

/ Feb 28, 2017

Legendary gymnast Korbut selling Olympic medals

Legendary gymnast Olga Korbut has sold her collection of medals won at the 1972 Munich Olympics among a sale of memorabilia at an auction in the United States, auctioneers said Monday. Korbut, 61, captured the imagination of the sporting world with her spellbinding displays ...

/ Jan 4, 2017

New world gymnastics chief Watanabe checks in

Morinari Watanabe, who took office as president of the International Gymnastics Federation on New Year’s Day, proposed Tuesday the word “challenge” as this year’s slogan for the sport. “I am from Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun. I would like to throw new ...

Gymnast Biles voted Female Athlete of Year

/ Dec 27, 2016

Gymnast Biles voted Female Athlete of Year

Simone Biles tried to treat the 2016 Summer Olympics like just your average ordinary gymnastics meet. So what if the stage and the stakes were different? The floor was still the floor. The vault still the vault. The uneven bars still uneven. The balance ...