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The reign of Japan's "King Kohei" Uchimura, two-time Olympic all-around champion and holder of seven Olympic medals, came to an abrupt end on Saturday when he failed to qualify for the finals and said he could no longer perform as he once did.

At his peak, Uchimura, 32, was one of the best male gymnasts of all time, winning every world and Olympic all-around title from 2009 to 2016 and becoming the first man in 44 years to top the individual all-around podium in back-to-back Olympics with a nail-biting final in Rio 2016.

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