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'King Kohei' leaps back onto throne

Kohei Uchimura missed his 11th straight national championship victory in April, but said the taste of defeat propelled him to his 10th straight NHK Cup crown on Sunday. The 29-year-old finished third at the nationals, suffering a shocking defeat to Kakeru Tanigawa, who is 10 years younger than the two-time defending ...

/ Apr 12, 2018

USA Gymnastics sues insurance carriers amid Nassar lawsuits

USA Gymnastics is suing its insurance carriers, alleging that they haven't fully reimbursed it for defense costs incurred in lawsuits filed by victims of disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar. The Indianapolis-based governing body for gymnastics sued seven insurance companies Friday in Marion County. The Indianapolis ...

Kohei Uchimura struggles in return from ankle injury

/ Mar 23, 2018

Kohei Uchimura struggles in return from ankle injury

Two-time Olympic all-around gold medalist Kohei Uchimura capped off a disappointing showing Thursday at the FIG Artistic Individual Apparatus World Cup by failing to qualify in either vault or horizontal bar. Making his return from an ankle injury he suffered at last October's artistic gymnastics ...

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Six-time individual all-around world champion Kohei Uchimura, who is nursing a left ankle injury, has withdrawn from the upcoming Toyota International gymnastics competition, the Japan Gymnastics Association said Monday.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 ...