Kakeru Tanigawa, Asuka Teramoto win Japan all-around titles

More Sports / Gymnastics Apr 28, 2019

Kakeru Tanigawa, Asuka Teramoto win Japan all-around titles

Kakeru Tanigawa and Asuka Teramoto prevailed in their individual all-around finals on Sunday at the national gymnastics championships, which double as a qualifier for this year's worlds in October. Tanigawa defended his title in the men's competition, scoring 170.265 points at Takasaki Arena to finish ...

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 ...

Mai Murakami defends NHK Cup title

More Sports / Gymnastics May 19, 2018

Mai Murakami defends NHK Cup title

Mai Murakami put herself in pole position for a spot at this year's world championships on Saturday, when she won the women's NHK Cup overall competition for the second straight year. Murakami, who started the day with 112.398 points from April's national championships, added another ...

Miyakawa, Teramoto qualify for gymnastics worlds

More Sports / Gymnastics Jun 25, 2017

Miyakawa, Teramoto qualify for gymnastics worlds

Sae Miyakawa on Sunday captured her fourth straight vault title and won the floor for the first time at the apparatus national championships, a qualifier for the world championships in the fall. Asuka Teramoto defended her beam title as she and Miyakawa secured their spots ...

Uchimura finishes fourth in qualification round at nationals

More Sports / Gymnastics 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 ...

More Sports / Gymnastics Jun 26, 2016

Teramoto leads women's gymnastics team

Veteran Asuka Teramoto will be joined by four teenagers and first-time Olympians in the women's gymnastics this summer in Rio de Janeiro, the Japan Gymnastics Association announced Saturday. The 20-year-old Teramoto, who was 11th in the individual all-around at the London Games four years ago, ...

Teramoto takes step toward Rio with NHK Cup triumph

More Sports / Gymnastics May 4, 2016

Teramoto takes step toward Rio with NHK Cup triumph

Asuka Teramoto took a step toward qualifying for her second successive Olympics after winning the NHK Cup on Wednesday. Teramoto captured the women's individual all-around title for a second time with 115.050 points. She finished 1.750 ahead of second-place Mai Murakami with Aiko Sugihara another ...