/ Oct 25, 2015

Japan women's gymnastics team books Olympic place

The Japanese women's gymnastics squad punched a ticket to next summer's Olympic Games after finishing sixth in qualifying for the team event at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Glasgow on Saturday. Japan scored 223.863 points on Friday, ranked sixth after the remaining teams — ...

/ Oct 24, 2015

Romanian women struggle at worlds

The Romanian women's team is off to a nightmarish start at the World Gymnastics Championships. One of the sport's longtime powers stumbled through qualifying on Friday. Romania finished with 217.220 points, putting its chances of making the eight-team final next week in serious jeopardy. The Romanians ...

Shirai shines at Asian gymnastics championships

/ Aug 2, 2015

Shirai shines at Asian gymnastics championships

Kenzo Shirai bagged an individual gold and a silver at the Asian gymnastics championships on Sunday. Shirai, who followed his 2013 floor exercise world championship with a silver last year, took gold in the discipline with 16.450 points at Hiroshima Prefectural Gymnasium and silver in ...

/ Jul 14, 2015

Uchimura to sit out Asian championships

Kohei Uchimura will miss the upcoming Asian gymnastics championships in Hiroshima because of a shoulder injury, the five-time world all-around champion said on Tuesday. Uchimura has been suffering from pain in his left shoulder and with the world championships approaching in October, he decided to ...

Uchimura, Sugihara claim titles at NHK Cup

/ May 17, 2015

Uchimura, Sugihara claim titles at NHK Cup

First-year high school student Aiko Sugihara booked a spot in this year's world championships by winning the women's gymnastics title at the NHK Cup on Sunday, while five-time defending all-around world champion Kohei Uchimura won his seventh straight title. The 15-year-old Sugihara scored 113.975 points ...

/ May 16, 2015

Olympic format changes OK'd

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) said Saturday it had approved "with an overwhelming majority" a new format that will see the number of gymnasts in the team competition be reduced from five gymnasts to four for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. There were five-person squads at ...

/ Oct 16, 2014

Biles named Sportswoman of Year

American Simone Biles, who won four golds at last week's world gymnastics championships in China, including the all-around title, was named Sportswoman of the Year by the Women's Sports Foundation on Wednesday. Biles, 17, also won gold in the floor exercise and balance beam in ...

Uchimura takes silver in horizontal bar

/ Oct 12, 2014

Uchimura takes silver in horizontal bar

Five-time men's all-round world gymnastics champion Kohei Uchimura wrapped up this year's worlds on Sunday with a silver medal in the horizontal bar. Uchimura's 16th career medal at the worlds saw him surpass Eizo Kenmotsu as Japan's all-time world championship medal winner. Uchimura has won ...