Uchimura dominates at Japan Cup

Kyodo News

World champion Kohei Uchimura won the men’s all-around event in dominating fashion at the Japan Cup on Sunday.

Uchimura ranked first in five of the six apparatus on his way to a total of 93.450 points in the international meet at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.

The 21-year-old completed a Japan Cup team-individual double for the second year in a row.

Koji Yamamuro was second with 91.100, followed by South Korea’s Kim Soo Myun (89.850), in the absence of Chinese gymnasts.

On the women’s side, 18-year-old Russian Ksenia Afanasyeva won with a total of 58.350 points.

Japanese No. 1 Koko Tsurumi finished 0.600 back in second.