Gymnast Uchimura claims ninth straight national title

Apr 3, 2016

Gymnast Uchimura claims ninth straight national title

Six-time all-around world champion gymnast Kohei Uchimura won a record-extending ninth consecutive national championship on Sunday, although he did not have the best of days as he made numerous mistakes. Uchimura, who will be looking to defend his all-around crown at the Rio de ...

Gymnastics superhero Uchimura continues to amaze

Nov 2, 2015

Gymnastics superhero Uchimura continues to amaze

Kohei Uchimura is no fan of “noisy arenas,” so the Japanese superhero should invest in some heavy-duty earplugs when he heads to Rio next August bidding to become the first gymnast in more than 40 years to win back-to-back Olympic all-around titles. The all-conquering ...

'King Kohei' wins 6th world title

Oct 31, 2015

'King Kohei' wins 6th world title

This isn’t about history for Kohei Uchimura. This is about national pride, the perpetual chase of perfection and respect for his own considerable gifts. Whether the Japanese star is the greatest male gymnast ever remains up for debate, though perhaps not for much longer. ...

Japan ends 37-year wait for world gymnastics gold

Oct 29, 2015

Japan ends 37-year wait for world gymnastics gold

Japan claimed men’s team gold for the first time in 37 years amid high drama at the World Gymnastics Championships on Wednesday. Five-time world all-around champion Kohei Uchimura and teammate Yusuke Tanaka both fell off the final apparatus, the high bar, but the Japanese ...

Japan clinches berth for Rio Olympics

Oct 27, 2015

Japan clinches berth for Rio Olympics

Defending men’s all-around champion Kohei Uchimura powered Japan ahead of archrival China to lead qualifying and book its ticket to the 2016 Olympics at the world championships on Monday. Led by Uchimura and newcomer Kazuma Kaya, the Japanese men qualified for Wednesday’s team final ...

Japan men's gymnasts top team qualification

Oct 26, 2015

Japan men's gymnasts top team qualification

Japan narrowly topped fierce gymnastics rival China in the first day of qualification for the men’s team event at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships on Sunday in Glasgow, all but securing a place in the final and more importantly a slot at next year’s ...

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 ...

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 12, 2015

JOC honors gymnast Uchimura

Gymnast Kohei Uchimura was named the most valuable athlete for the 2014 season by the Japanese Olympic Committee on Tuesday. Uchimura won the honor for capturing the men’s all-around world title for the fifth consecutive time in October. He is the only gymnast to ...

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 ...