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Japan women place eighth at gymnastics worlds

/ Oct 8, 2014

Japan women place eighth at gymnastics worlds

Japan finished eighth in the women's team final at the 2014 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships on Wednesday as the United States won the gold medal for the second time in succession. Japan qualified in sixth place but mistakes in two apparatus in the first half ...

Kamoto triumphs in parallel bars

/ | Sep 25, 2014

Kamoto triumphs in parallel bars

Yuya Kamoto captured his third gold medal of the Asian Games on Thursday, when he won the men's parallel bars. Kamoto, who turned 20 earlier this month, scored 15.800 points, while Uzbekistan's Anton Fokin was second with 15.475 and Vietnam's Dinh Phuong Thanh was third ...

Uchimura wins sixth straight NHK Cup

/ Jun 8, 2014

Uchimura wins sixth straight NHK Cup

Four-time world champion and Olympic gold medalist Kohei Uchimura claimed his sixth consecutive men's all-around title at the NHK Cup on Sunday. Uchimura was nearly flawless as he collected 181.050 points in the tournament at Yoyogi National Gymnasium, which doubles as a qualifier for the ...

/ May 11, 2014

Uchimura wins 7th national crown

London Olympic gold medalist and reigning world champion Kohei Uchimura became the first man to win seven individual all-around national championship titles in succession Sunday. Uchimura scored a total of 181.200 points at Yoyogi National Stadium, beating second-placed Shogo Nonomura. Ryohei Kato was third at ...

Uchimura wins Tokyo World Cup

/ Apr 5, 2014

Uchimura wins Tokyo World Cup

London Olympic champion Kohei Uchimura won the Tokyo World Cup on Saturday, booking a spot on Japan's gymnastics world championships team. Uchimura scored 92.898 points to win the title over Germany's Fabian Hambuechen, who had 90.231. Ryohei Kato was third with 89.397. Women's defending champion Asuka ...

/ Dec 14, 2013

Shirai outpoints Uchimura in floor exercise

Kenzo Shirai, the 17-year-old floor exercise world champion, once more upstaged all-around ace Kohei Uchimura in that event on Saturday at the 2013 Toyota International meet. Shirai nailed his signature "Shirai" and "Shirai 2" maneuvers en route to a score of 16.325 points. The moves ...

/ May 8, 2013

Uchimura chosen as JOC's top athlete at 2012 London Games

London Olympic men's all-around gymnastics champion Kohei Uchimura was named the Japanese Olympic Committee's most outstanding athlete of 2012 on Tuesday. Uchimura won the honor for the second straight year following a meeting of the JOC executive board. He became the first Japanese gymnast to ...