Kohei Uchimura secured his ninth straight individual all-around title at the NHK Cup on Sunday, clinching a place in the world championships, starting in late September in Montreal, along with runner-up Kenzo Shirai.

The two-time Olympic gold medalist in the event trailed Shirai by 0.500 point heading into the final high bar but Shirai could only post 13.950 and Uchimura took full advantage, scoring 14.800 to overtake him by 0.350.

Uchimura, who's also called "King Kohei," won with 172.900 points with the score from the final at the national championships last month, when Uchimura won his 10th straight title, carried over. Yusuke Tanaka was third at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.