• Kyodo


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 in the vault, scoring 14.575 to finish runnerup to Hong Kong’s Shek Wai-hung (15.162).

Japan’s men also won golds three other disciplines, with Kaya Kazuma winning the pommel horse, Koji Yamamuro winning the rings and Yusuke Tanaka the horizontal bar.

Among Japan’s women, 15-year-old Sae Miyakawa was second in the vault with 14.812 behind China’s Wang Yan (14.987) and third in the floor exercise, won by Wang with 14.575. Aiko Sugihara, who won the women’s all around gold, took silver in the uneven parallel bars and was second in the floor exercise, while Asuka Teramoto was second on the balance beam.

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