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Floor specialist Kenzo Shirai will make his first Olympic journey this summer to Rio de Janeiro as he secured his place along with Yusuke Tanaka and Koji Yamamuro on Sunday following the national apparatus championships, which serve as Japan’s final qualifying event.

The trio joins six-time world and reigning Olympic champion Kohei Uchimura and another all-rounder, Ryohei Kato, in Japan’s five-member men’s team. Japan is aiming to win its first team gold time since the 2004 Athens Games.

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