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/ 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 sunshine ...

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 beam ...

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 the ...

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 six ...

/ 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 ago, ...

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 joins ...

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 0.100 ...