• Kyodo


The International Gymnastics Federation on Tuesday announced the approval of eight new elements for its men’s code of points, including a vault named after Rio Olympic team gold medalist Kenzo Shirai and a floor exercise element named for Takahiro Goshima.

“My motivation in gymnastics is not just to attach my name (to elements), but I am happy” with the achievement, the 20-year-old Shirai said in a Twitter post.

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