Uchimura set to become Japan's first pro gymnast

Nov 1, 2016

Uchimura set to become Japan's first pro gymnast

Olympic and world champion Kohei Uchimura is set to become Japan’s first professional gymnast, sources with knowledge of the Rio Games gold medalist’s decision told Kyodo News on Monday. Arguably the best gymnast of all-time, Uchimura has won the all-around title at the last ...

Uchimura successfully defends all-around title

Aug 11, 2016

Uchimura successfully defends all-around title

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Kohei Uchimura pulled off a stunning last-gasp victory to retain his men’s all-around Olympic gymnastics title at the Rio Games on Wednesday. Uchimura trailed Oleg Verniaiev of Ukraine by 0.901 points heading into the final apparatus — the high bar — but the six-time ...

'King Kohei' already looking to Tokyo 2020

Aug 9, 2016

'King Kohei' already looking to Tokyo 2020

“King Kohei” Uchimura had just won team gold, but the Japanese star was already plotting the title defense at his home Olympics in Tokyo 2020. The 27-year-old looked more exhausted than elated as he walked off the floor after sealing Japan’s first Olympic team ...

Japan overcomes errors to reach men's gymnastics team final

Aug 7, 2016

Japan overcomes errors to reach men's gymnastics team final

Japan’s male gymnasts secured a place in the team final at the Rio Olympics despite some error-prone performances in Saturday’s qualifying, but Kohei Uchimura missed the cut for the horizontal bar final after an uncharacteristic fall. Uchimura, the reigning Olympic and world men’s all-around ...

Uchimura, teammates acclimate themselves to Rio Olympic Arena

Aug 5, 2016

Uchimura, teammates acclimate themselves to Rio Olympic Arena

Reigning Olympic and world men’s all-around champion Kohei Uchimura shrugged off an error-strewn team workout after Japan’s men’s gymnasts trained for the first time Wednesday at the main competition venue ahead of the Rio Olympics. Uchimura fell twice on landings while practicing the floor ...

Analysts feel Japan could make big leap in Rio

Jul 6, 2016

Analysts feel Japan could make big leap in Rio

The uncertainty around Russia’s Olympic buildup means Japan and other countries could be in a position to make a significant jump on the medal table at next month’s Rio Olympics, according to a group of analysts. With Russia’s normally successful athletics competitors soon to ...