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Murakami gets silver in all-around at worlds

More Sports / Gymnastics Nov 2, 2018

Murakami gets silver in all-around at worlds

Mai Murakami finished second in the women's individual all-around competition at the World Gymnastics Championships on Thursday, earning Japan its first-ever silver medal in the category. Murakami accrued 55.798 points to place second behind reigning Olympic champion Simone Biles of the United States, who won ...

Artur Dalaloyan takes gold  in all-around at worlds

More Sports / Gymnastics Nov 1, 2018

Artur Dalaloyan takes gold in all-around at worlds

Japan, without six-time world all-around champion and two-time reigning Olympic champion Kohei Uchimura, came away without a men's individual all-around medal at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships on Wednesday for the first time since 1995. Japan's two finalists, 2017 bronze medalist Kenzo Shirai and Kazuma ...

Female gymnasts fall short of 2020 berth

More Sports / Gymnastics Oct 31, 2018

Female gymnasts fall short of 2020 berth

Japan finished sixth in the women's all-around team event at the world artistic gymnastics championships on Tuesday, failing to clinch a berth at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Japan, led by 2017 floor world champion Mai Murakami, scored a total of 160.262 for sixth. The United ...

Japan claims team bronze at worlds

More Sports / Gymnastics Oct 30, 2018

Japan claims team bronze at worlds

Japan secured a 2020 Tokyo Olympic berth in the men's gymnastics team event by finishing third at the world championships in Doha on Monday. Japan, led by three-time Olympic gold medalist Kohei Uchimura, scored a total of 253.744 points to finish behind China and Russia ...

More Sports / Gymnastics Oct 17, 2018

U.S. gymnastics chief quits after criticism

The newly appointed head of USA Gymnastics resigned just four days after being named to the job on Tuesday following stinging criticism of her appointment by Olympic stars Simone Biles and Alexandra Raisman. Former Republican politician Mary Bono, who had only been revealed as interim ...

Gymnastics officials handed suspension over alleged harassment

More Sports / Gymnastics Sep 10, 2018

Gymnastics officials handed suspension over alleged harassment

Japan's gymnastics governing body on Monday handed two senior officials a temporary suspension over their alleged harassment of an Olympic gymnast. The Japan Gymnastics Association said Chieko Tsukahara and her husband Mitsuo will be suspended from their duties until an independent committee finishes investigating the ...