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

by Shigemi Sato

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 ...

Japan women place eighth at gymnastics worlds

Oct 8, 2014

Japan women place eighth at gymnastics worlds

Japan finished eighth in the women’s team final at the 2014 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships on Wednesday as the United States won the gold medal for the second time in succession. Japan qualified in sixth place but mistakes in two apparatus in the first ...

China edges Japan for 6th straight title

Oct 8, 2014

China edges Japan for 6th straight title

China gambled on tough routines to snatch a record sixth straight world gymnastics men’s team title on Tuesday, overtaking archrival Japan at the last minute in front of a roaring home crowd. China, which also won the 2008 and 2012 Olympic titles, finished the ...

Uchimura aiming for more gymnastics glory

Oct 6, 2014

Uchimura aiming for more gymnastics glory

Kohei Uchimura is aiming to extend his five-year reign in gymnastics, while host China is set for a unprecedented sixth straight men’s team gold at the world championships. After four days of qualifying sessions, the 10-day competition swings into the men’s team final on ...

Kamoto triumphs in parallel bars

| Sep 25, 2014

Kamoto triumphs in parallel bars

Yuya Kamoto captured his third gold medal of the Asian Games on Thursday, when he won the men’s parallel bars. Kamoto, who turned 20 earlier this month, scored 15.800 points, while Uzbekistan’s Anton Fokin was second with 15.475 and Vietnam’s Dinh Phuong Thanh was ...

Uchimura wins sixth straight NHK Cup

Jun 8, 2014

Uchimura wins sixth straight NHK Cup

Four-time world champion and Olympic gold medalist Kohei Uchimura claimed his sixth consecutive men’s all-around title at the NHK Cup on Sunday. Uchimura was nearly flawless as he collected 181.050 points in the tournament at Yoyogi National Gymnasium, which doubles as a qualifier for ...

May 11, 2014

Uchimura wins 7th national crown

London Olympic gold medalist and reigning world champion Kohei Uchimura became the first man to win seven individual all-around national championship titles in succession Sunday. Uchimura scored a total of 181.200 points at Yoyogi National Stadium, beating second-placed Shogo Nonomura. Ryohei Kato was third ...