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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 ...

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 ...

'King Kohei' leaps back onto throne

More Sports / Gymnastics May 21, 2018

'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 ...

Kohei Uchimura bounces back to win NHK Cup

More Sports / Gymnastics May 20, 2018

Kohei Uchimura bounces back to win NHK Cup

Two-time Olympic gymnastics champion Kohei Uchimura won the NHK Cup men's competition for the 10th straight time on Sunday, topping the podium for the first time since returning from a five-month injury layoff in March. Competitors start with their points from April's national championships, and ...

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 ...

ESPN playing it for laughs with list

General | SPORTS SCOPE Mar 27, 2018

ESPN playing it for laughs with list

by Ed Odeven

It's beyond comprehension how ESPN The Magazine could omit Michael Phelps from its new list dubbed the "Dominant 20" athletes of the past 20 years. The swimming immortal is the winningest Olympian of all time. His collection of 28 Olympic medals, including a jaw-dropping 23 ...

Kohei Uchimura struggles in return from ankle injury

More Sports / Gymnastics 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 ...