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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 beam still a 10.1-cm wide test ...

Shirai wins vault to complete Toyota double

Dec 11, 2016

Shirai wins vault to complete Toyota double

Rio Olympic bronze medalist Kenzo Shirai completed a double for the second year in a row by winning the men’s vault at the Toyota International Gymnastics Competition on Sunday. Shirai, who pulled off a trick named after him this year en route to winning ...

Uchimura set to become Japan's first pro gymnast

Nov 1, 2016

Uchimura set to become Japan's first pro gymnast

Olympic and world champion Kohei Uchimura is set to become Japan’s first professional gymnast, sources with knowledge of the Rio Games gold medalist’s decision told Kyodo News on Monday. Arguably the best gymnast of all-time, Uchimura has won the all-around title at the last ...

Watanabe elected as president of International Gymnastics Federation

Oct 19, 2016

Watanabe elected as president of International Gymnastics Federation

Japan’s Morinari Watanabe was elected as the president of the International Gymnastics Federation at the world governing body’s congress in Tokyo on Wednesday. The 57-year-old Watanabe, the secretary general of the Japan Gymnastics Association, defeated French rival Georges Guelzec, head of the European Union ...

Sep 4, 2016

Gymnast Hernandez flips out for first pitch at Citi Field

Safe to say no major league pitcher will try to emulate Laurie Hernandez’s acrobatic windup anytime soon. The Olympic champion gymnast from New Jersey flipped out, so to speak, while throwing the first ball Saturday night at Citi Field before the New York Mets ...

Jun 26, 2016

Teramoto leads women's gymnastics team

Veteran Asuka Teramoto will be joined by four teenagers and first-time Olympians in the women’s gymnastics this summer in Rio de Janeiro, the Japan Gymnastics Association announced Saturday. The 20-year-old Teramoto, who was 11th in the individual all-around at the London Games four years ...

Shirai locks up place on Olympic gymnastics team

Jun 5, 2016

Shirai locks up place on Olympic gymnastics team

Floor specialist Kenzo Shirai will make his first Olympic journey this summer to Rio de Janeiro as he secured his place along with Yusuke Tanaka and Koji Yamamuro on Sunday following the national apparatus championships, which serve as Japan’s final qualifying event. The trio ...

Uchimura extends NHK Cup title streak to eight

May 5, 2016

Uchimura extends NHK Cup title streak to eight

Reigning Olympic and world all-around gymnastics champion Kohei Uchimura won his eighth consecutive NHK Cup on Thursday. As usual, Uchimura was in a league of his own, totaling 184.650 points to finish comfortably ahead of Ryohei Kato (180.100), who beat Yusuke Tanaka by just ...

Teramoto takes step toward Rio with NHK Cup triumph

May 4, 2016

Teramoto takes step toward Rio with NHK Cup triumph

Asuka Teramoto took a step toward qualifying for her second successive Olympics after winning the NHK Cup on Wednesday. Teramoto captured the women’s individual all-around title for a second time with 115.050 points. She finished 1.750 ahead of second-place Mai Murakami with Aiko Sugihara ...

Gymnast Uchimura claims ninth straight national title

Apr 3, 2016

Gymnast Uchimura claims ninth straight national title

Six-time all-around world champion gymnast Kohei Uchimura won a record-extending ninth consecutive national championship on Sunday, although he did not have the best of days as he made numerous mistakes. Uchimura, who will be looking to defend his all-around crown at the Rio de ...