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Kohei Uchimura wants to rehone his competitive instincts at the national individual all-around championships starting Friday, when the nine-time champion returns to action for the first since capturing two gold medals at the Rio Olympics last summer.

After winning the team and the all-around competition in Brazil, the 28-year-old, suffering from a left-shoulder injury, took a break from his career while also becoming Japan’s first professional gymnast.

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