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Sep 20, 2011

Sibling trio make gymnastics team

Japanese starlet Rie Tanaka has been named to represent the host country at the upcoming world gymnastics championships along with her older brother Kazuhito and younger brother Yusuke, the Japan Gymnastics Association said Sunday. The association announced a squad of six women — Tanaka, ...

Jul 4, 2011

Uchimura cruises to another title

Double world champion Kohei Uchimura won his third straight men’s all-around title at the Japan Cup with a dominating mark of 93.150 on Sunday. Uchimura had the highest score in all six disciplines, finishing a comfortable 3.650 points ahead of China’s Liao Qiuhua to ...

Uchimura wins third straight NHK Cup

Jun 13, 2011

Uchimura wins third straight NHK Cup

Reigning individual all-around world champion Kohei Uchimura captured his third consecutive NHK Cup title, while Koko Tsurumi achieved the same feat in the women’s event on the final day of action on Sunday. Uchimura collected a winning total of 278.750 points at the meet ...

Jun 12, 2011

Uchimura sets pace at NHK Cup

Reigning gymnastics world champion Kohei Uchimura got off to a flying start in pursuit of his third consecutive NHK Cup title on Saturday, producing the highest score of 92.250 points, despite a fall on the horizontal bar in men’s individual all-around. Uchimura stands in ...

May 24, 2011

Gymnastics worlds to stay in Tokyo

The world gymnastics championships will be hosted by Tokyo this October as originally planned, despite earlier concerns about high radiation levels following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, the International Gymnastics Federation said Sunday. The FIG found no scientific basis to call off the ...

Apr 25, 2011

Gymnast Uchimura breezes to title

Reigning all-around world gymnastics champion Kohei Uchimura won his fourth consecutive national title in dominant fashion on Sunday. Uchimura scored 94.000 points to post a two-day total of 188.900 at Yoyogi National Gymnasium. Kenya Kobayashi finished a distant second with 180.750. Uchimura became the ...

Dec 6, 2010

Gymnast Tanaka builds on success

YAMAGUCHI (Kyodo) Asian Games bronze medalist Rie Tanaka won her first national titles at the all-Japan gymnastics championships on Sunday, winning in the vault and the balance beam. Tanaka, the new face for Japanese women’s gymnastics, scored 13.837 points on the vault and 14.075 ...

Uchimura wins parallel bar bronze for fourth medal

Oct 26, 2010

Uchimura wins parallel bar bronze for fourth medal

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — Kohei Uchimura collected his fourth medal at the World Gymnastics Championships on Sunday, winning a bronze in the parallel bars on the final day of competition. Uchimura, who defended his all-around title and won silvers in the team event and the ...

Jul 5, 2010

Uchimura dominates at Japan Cup

World champion Kohei Uchimura won the men’s all-around event in dominating fashion at the Japan Cup on Sunday. Uchimura ranked first in five of the six apparatus on his way to a total of 93.450 points in the international meet at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. ...

Jul 4, 2010

Japan men defend gymnastics title

Japan claimed its second consecutive title in the men’s gymnastics team event at the 2010 Japan Cup on Saturday. With Kohei Uchimura leading the way, the host scored 276.100 points to finish ahead of runnerup Germany, which trailed by 9.200 in the eight-nation competition ...

Jun 14, 2010

Uchimura captures individual title

World champion Kohei Uchimura won his second consecutive title in the individual all-around at the NHK Cup on Sunday. Uchimura collected 275.575 points for his performances in six disciplines on the last day of the two-day event, which doubled as the final qualifier for ...

May 10, 2010

Uchimura, Tsurumi earn titles

Kohei Uchimura won his third straight title and Koko Tsurumi claimed her record-tying fifth consecutive crown at the National Individual Gymnastics Championships on Sunday. Uchimura, the all-around world champion, rebounded from fourth in Saturday’s preliminaries to collect a two-day winning total of 182.200 points ...