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Rehabbing Kohei Uchimura to skip next event

/ Dec 4, 2017

Rehabbing Kohei Uchimura to skip next event

Six-time individual all-around world champion Kohei Uchimura, who is nursing a left ankle injury, has withdrawn from the upcoming Toyota International gymnastics competition, the Japan Gymnastics Association said Monday. The 28-year-old ace withdrew from the world championships held in Montreal in October after he injured ...

Uchimura seeks to make comeback in December

/ Nov 4, 2017

Uchimura seeks to make comeback in December

Kohei Uchimura said Saturday he hopes to return to competition in December, after an injury forced him to end his bid for a seventh straight individual all-around title at the world championships. "I'm planning to compete at the moment, but I don't want to push ...

Shirai wins third floor exercise gold

/ Oct 8, 2017

Shirai wins third floor exercise gold

Kenzo Shirai won the men's floor exercise gold medal for the third time at the artistic gymnastics world championships on Saturday. Shirai, the all-around bronze medal winner, produced a "Shirai 3," a double-backward somersault triple-twisting layout named after him, en route to successfully defending his ...

Iordache exits worlds due to Achilles injury

/ Oct 5, 2017

Iordache exits worlds due to Achilles injury

Romanian star Larisa Iordache made a tearful exit from the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships on Wednesday after suffering an injury during a warm-up, ending her hopes of all-around gold. The 21-year-old from Bucharest had been considered one of the favorites for the all-around title in ...

Deposed champion Uchimura diagnosed with ligament damage

/ Oct 4, 2017

Deposed champion Uchimura diagnosed with ligament damage

Kohei Uchimura was diagnosed with torn ligaments in his left ankle that will require two to three weeks' recovery, a Japan Gymnastics Association official said Tuesday. Uchimura withdrew from the ongoing artistic gymnastics world championships Monday after he injured himself during a vault landing in ...

King Kohei's championship reign ended by injury

/ Oct 3, 2017

King Kohei's championship reign ended by injury

Kohei Uchimura's eight-year reign as the undisputed king of gymnastics came to a dramatic end on Monday after the hobbling star was eliminated during qualifiers at the world championships. Reigning Olympic champion Uchimura, who had been chasing a remarkable seventh straight individual all-around title in ...