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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 ...

Jul 14, 2015

Uchimura to sit out Asian championships

Kohei Uchimura will miss the upcoming Asian gymnastics championships in Hiroshima because of a shoulder injury, the five-time world all-around champion said on Tuesday. Uchimura has been suffering from pain in his left shoulder and with the world championships approaching in October, he decided ...

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 ...

Gymnastics legend Uchimura wins eighth straight national title

Apr 26, 2015

Gymnastics legend Uchimura wins eighth straight national title

Five-time all-around world champion Kohei Uchimura extended his own mark by winning his eighth consecutive national championship on Sunday. He surpassed Masao Takemoto and Takashi Ono to stand alone in first with the most national titles. Uchimura, 26, blew away the competition with a ...

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 ...

'King Kohei' Uchimura captures fifth straight all-around world title

Oct 9, 2014

'King Kohei' Uchimura captures fifth straight all-around world title

London Olympic champion Kohei Uchimura broke his own record of four consecutive men’s all-around titles with a fifth straight crown at the 2014 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships on Thursday. The gold medal was the 25-year-old Uchimura’s seventh overall at a world championships, putting him ...