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 ...

Rehabbing Kohei Uchimura to skip next event

More Sports / Gymnastics Dec 4, 2017

Rehabbing Kohei Uchimura to skip next event

Six-time individual all-around world champion Kohei Uchimura, who is nursing a left ankle injury, has withdrawn from the upcoming Toyota International gymnastics competition, the Japan Gymnastics Association said Monday. The 28-year-old ace withdrew from the world championships held in Montreal in October after he injured ...

Uchimura seeks to make comeback in December

More Sports / Gymnastics Nov 4, 2017

Uchimura seeks to make comeback in December

Kohei Uchimura said Saturday he hopes to return to competition in December, after an injury forced him to end his bid for a seventh straight individual all-around title at the world championships. "I'm planning to compete at the moment, but I don't want to push ...

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 ...

King Kohei's championship reign ended by injury

More Sports / Gymnastics Oct 3, 2017

King Kohei's championship reign ended by injury

Kohei Uchimura's eight-year reign as the undisputed king of gymnastics came to a dramatic end on Monday after the hobbling star was eliminated during qualifiers at the world championships. Reigning Olympic champion Uchimura, who had been chasing a remarkable seventh straight individual all-around title in ...

Uchimura completes dominant decade at gymnastics nationals

More Sports / Gymnastics Apr 9, 2017

Uchimura completes dominant decade at gymnastics nationals

Kohei Uchimura earned his 10th straight national individual all-around championship on Sunday, edging Kosuke Tanaka by 0.05 points for the landmark win. In his first competition since winning the team and individual all-around gold medals at last August's Rio Games, Uchimura settled for fourth during ...

Uchimura set to become Japan's first pro gymnast

More Sports / Gymnastics Nov 1, 2016

Uchimura set to become Japan's first pro gymnast

Olympic and world champion Kohei Uchimura is set to become Japan's first professional gymnast, sources with knowledge of the Rio Games gold medalist's decision told Kyodo News on Monday. Arguably the best gymnast of all-time, Uchimura has won the all-around title at the last six ...