'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 ...

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 ...

More Sports / Winter Sports Oct 30, 2016

Takanashi cruises to NHK Cup win

Sara Takanashi eased to the NHK Cup title on Sunday after landing a pair of over-130-meter jumps at Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium's K-120 hill. Takanashi, who won her third World Cup title last season, reached 134 meters with her first jump, the day's longest, and ...

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 ...

Uchimura, Sugihara claim titles at NHK Cup

More Sports / Gymnastics May 17, 2015

Uchimura, Sugihara claim titles at NHK Cup

First-year high school student Aiko Sugihara booked a spot in this year's world championships by winning the women's gymnastics title at the NHK Cup on Sunday, while five-time defending all-around world champion Kohei Uchimura won his seventh straight title. The 15-year-old Sugihara scored 113.975 points ...