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Shirai claims gold in men's floor exercise

Nov 1, 2015

Shirai claims gold in men's floor exercise

Kenzo Shirai picked up his second gold medal in men’s floor exercise and Russia’s Maria Paseka earned a gold on women’s vault at the world gymnastics championships on Saturday. Shirai’s score of 16.233 beat silver medalist Max Whitlock of Britain by more than half ...

'King Kohei' wins 6th world title

Oct 31, 2015

'King Kohei' wins 6th world title

This isn’t about history for Kohei Uchimura. This is about national pride, the perpetual chase of perfection and respect for his own considerable gifts. Whether the Japanese star is the greatest male gymnast ever remains up for debate, though perhaps not for much longer. ...

Biles captures all-around title again

Oct 30, 2015

Biles captures all-around title again

Simone Biles is human. The proof came halfway through her beam routine at the World Gymnastics Championships Thursday night, when a front flip ended with Biles reaching forward and squeezing the piece of wood as hard as she could with both hands. Twenty minutes ...

Japan ends 37-year wait for world gymnastics gold

Oct 29, 2015

Japan ends 37-year wait for world gymnastics gold

Japan claimed men’s team gold for the first time in 37 years amid high drama at the World Gymnastics Championships on Wednesday. Five-time world all-around champion Kohei Uchimura and teammate Yusuke Tanaka both fell off the final apparatus, the high bar, but the Japanese ...

Oct 28, 2015

Japan women's gymnastics team finishes fifth at worlds

Japan finished fifth in the women’s team event at the world gymnastics championships in Glasgow on Tuesday. The Japanese team, sixth in the qualifiers, scored a total of 169.887 points on the four apparatus of vault, uneven bars, beam and floor, improving from an ...

Japan clinches berth for Rio Olympics

Oct 27, 2015

Japan clinches berth for Rio Olympics

Defending men’s all-around champion Kohei Uchimura powered Japan ahead of archrival China to lead qualifying and book its ticket to the 2016 Olympics at the world championships on Monday. Led by Uchimura and newcomer Kazuma Kaya, the Japanese men qualified for Wednesday’s team final ...

Japan men's gymnasts top team qualification

Oct 26, 2015

Japan men's gymnasts top team qualification

Japan narrowly topped fierce gymnastics rival China in the first day of qualification for the men’s team event at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships on Sunday in Glasgow, all but securing a place in the final and more importantly a slot at next year’s ...

Oct 25, 2015

Japan women's gymnastics team books Olympic place

The Japanese women’s gymnastics squad punched a ticket to next summer’s Olympic Games after finishing sixth in qualifying for the team event at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Glasgow on Saturday. Japan scored 223.863 points on Friday, ranked sixth after the remaining teams ...

Oct 24, 2015

Japan women provisionally fourth at worlds qualifying

Japan provisionally took fourth place in the women’s team qualifying on the first day of the World Gymnastics Championships on Friday as it bids to book the third straight place in the Olympics. Japan scored 223.863 in the meet, where the top eight teams ...

Oct 24, 2015

Romanian women struggle at worlds

The Romanian women’s team is off to a nightmarish start at the World Gymnastics Championships. One of the sport’s longtime powers stumbled through qualifying on Friday. Romania finished with 217.220 points, putting its chances of making the eight-team final next week in serious jeopardy. ...

Uchimura, Biles target more gold as Rio looms

| Oct 22, 2015

Uchimura, Biles target more gold as Rio looms

Superstar Kohei Uchimura and American Simone Biles will be looking to reap more gold in the pre-Olympic World Gymnastics Championships starting in Glasgow, Scotland, on Friday. Gymnasts can secure qualification for the 2016 Rio Games at the championships which will be staged at the ...

Shirai shines at Asian gymnastics championships

Aug 2, 2015

Shirai shines at Asian gymnastics championships

Kenzo Shirai bagged an individual gold and a silver at the Asian gymnastics championships on Sunday. Shirai, who followed his 2013 floor exercise world championship with a silver last year, took gold in the discipline with 16.450 points at Hiroshima Prefectural Gymnasium and silver ...