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 ...

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 ...

'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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Uchimura wins Tokyo World Cup

Apr 5, 2014

Uchimura wins Tokyo World Cup

London Olympic champion Kohei Uchimura won the Tokyo World Cup on Saturday, booking a spot on Japan’s gymnastics world championships team. Uchimura scored 92.898 points to win the title over Germany’s Fabian Hambuechen, who had 90.231. Ryohei Kato was third with 89.397. Women’s defending ...