'Shirai 3' new flip application to be filed

Dec 12, 2015

'Shirai 3' new flip application to be filed

World floor exercise champion Kenzo Shirai pulled off a new technique Saturday, with the Japan Gymnastics Association set to apply for accreditation of what will likely be named the “Shirai 3″ to the International Federation of Gymnastics. The 19-year-old Shirai produced a double-backward somersault ...

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 ...

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 ...

Dec 14, 2013

Shirai outpoints Uchimura in floor exercise

Kenzo Shirai, the 17-year-old floor exercise world champion, once more upstaged all-around ace Kohei Uchimura in that event on Saturday at the 2013 Toyota International meet. Shirai nailed his signature “Shirai” and “Shirai 2″ maneuvers en route to a score of 16.325 points. The ...