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Minagawa takes fifth at worlds

Kaho Minagawa finished fifth in the individual all-around on Friday at the World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships, marking the best finish in the event by a Japanese in 42 years. Russia's Dina Averina won the gold medal with a 74.700 total, her twin sister Arina (73.450) took silver and Israel's Linoy Ashram ...

Uchimura completes dominant decade at gymnastics nationals

/ Apr 9, 2017

Uchimura completes dominant decade at gymnastics nationals

Kohei Uchimura earned his 10th straight national individual all-around championship on Sunday, edging Kosuke Tanaka by 0.05 points for the landmark win. In his first competition since winning the team and individual all-around gold medals at last August's Rio Games, Uchimura settled for fourth during ...

Uchimura finishes fourth in qualification round at nationals

/ Apr 7, 2017

Uchimura finishes fourth in qualification round at nationals

Kohei Uchimura placed fourth in the men's qualification round of the national individual all-around gymnastics championships Friday, when the nine-time reigning champion returned to action after capturing two gold medals at the Rio Olympics. Uchimura won the men's team and all-around competitions in Brazil last ...

/ Apr 5, 2017

Shirai, Goshima lend names to new gymnastics elements

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 ...

USA Gymnastics chief Penny resigns amid pressure from USOC

/ Mar 17, 2017

USA Gymnastics chief Penny resigns amid pressure from USOC

Steve Penny resigned as president of USA Gymnastics on Thursday following intensified pressure on the organization for its handling of sex abuse cases. The resignation came a week after the United States Olympic Committee's board recommended to USA Gymnastics chairman Paul Parilla that Penny should ...

Legendary gymnast Korbut selling Olympic medals

/ Feb 28, 2017

Legendary gymnast Korbut selling Olympic medals

Legendary gymnast Olga Korbut has sold her collection of medals won at the 1972 Munich Olympics among a sale of memorabilia at an auction in the United States, auctioneers said Monday. Korbut, 61, captured the imagination of the sporting world with her spellbinding displays in ...