Mai Murakami finishes third at American Cup

More Sports / Gymnastics Mar 3, 2019

Mai Murakami finishes third at American Cup

Mai Murakami finished third on Saturday in the women's all-around competition at the American Cup, a tournament on the FIG World Cup series. Murakami scored 55.732 points in the competition, at Greensboro Coliseum Complex, won by American 15-year-old Leanne Wong, who was making her debut ...

Horizontal bar silver for Kohei Uchimura at worlds

More Sports / Gymnastics Nov 4, 2018

Horizontal bar silver for Kohei Uchimura at worlds

Kohei Uchimura missed out on the men's horizontal bar gold Saturday as Japan finished without any individual apparatus titles at the artistic gymnastics world championships. The 29-year-old, who was aiming for his first world title in three years, earned a silver medal — his 21st ...

Kenzo Shirai captures silver in floor exercise at worlds

More Sports / Gymnastics Nov 3, 2018

Kenzo Shirai captures silver in floor exercise at worlds

Kenzo Shirai took silver in the floor exercise at the world championships on Friday. Russia's Artur Dalaloyan followed his victory in the men's individual all-around competition on Wednesday by taking floor gold at the Aspire Dome with 14.900 points. Shirai, who finished seventh in the individual ...

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 ...

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 ...

Shirai wins third floor exercise gold

More Sports / Gymnastics 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 ...

Deposed champion Uchimura diagnosed with ligament damage

More Sports / Gymnastics Oct 4, 2017

Deposed champion Uchimura diagnosed with ligament damage

Kohei Uchimura was diagnosed with torn ligaments in his left ankle that will require two to three weeks' recovery, a Japan Gymnastics Association official said Tuesday. Uchimura withdrew from the ongoing artistic gymnastics world championships Monday after he injured himself during a vault landing in ...