SHIRAI Kenzo

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13/09/2017

Looking toward the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Montreal

As the Olympic Stadium in Montreal prepares to welcome the 2017 World Championships from 2-8 October, Wednesday, 13 September marked an important moment for the athletes as the day the draw that determines the starting order for the competition was held.

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21/04/2017

10 questions: Olympic champion Kohei Uchimura

Eight months removed from his second consecutive Olympic All-around title, Kohei Uchimura made his grand return to competition at last week’s Japanese Championships, where he won the meet for the 10th time in a row, shattering his own record for consecutive national titles.

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04/04/2017

Eight new elements named, added to the Men’s Gymnastics Code of Points

With a third vault now bearing his name, Kenzo Shirai of Japan now has a total of six elements named after him in the Code of Points, the most of any male gymnast.

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25/02/2017

With numerous golds apiece, China, Kenzo Shirai show strength at Melbourne World Cup

Olympic veterans and standout newcomers topped the podiums at the first Individual Apparatus World Cup of 2017 in Artistic Gymnastics Friday in Melbourne (AUS), part of the FIG’s ongoing World Cup series.

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23/02/2017

FIG World Cup 'lifting the profile' of Gymnastics in Australia

“We see the World Cup as a great opportunity to lift the profile of Gymnastics in Australia,” said Mark Rendell, CEO of Gymnastics Australia. Melbourne has signed on to host World Cup events in 2018, 2019 and 2020, with the latter two slated asqualifying events for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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21/11/2016

Eight champions emerge at Cottbus Individual Apparatus World Cup

2016 Olympians Igor Radivilov (UKR) and Zsofia Kovacs each grabbed two event titles on the first stop of the 2016-2018 FIG Individual Apparatus World Cup Series, held this weekend in Cottbus (GER).

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30/08/2016

Four original Gymnastics elements named for their inventors at Rio Olympic Games

In Rio in August, the FIG Technical Committees approved four new elements -- two in Men's Gymnastics and two in Women's Gymnastics -- to be named for the gymnasts who performed them and added to the respective Code of Points.

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22/02/2016

Japan, Brazil best at Baku World Challenge Cup

The first Artistic Gymnastics World Cup of the Olympic year is in the books. The big winners: Japan, Brazil and a host of nations whose programmes are beginning to take off.

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18/02/2016

Bound for Baku: Azerbaijan hosts first Artistic World Cup of 2016

The first FIG World Challenge Cup of 2016, which is also the first World Cup event in Artistic Gymnastics in the Olympic year, begins Friday. The battleground this weekend is Baku (AZE), the ambitious Azeri capital eager to build a reputation as a Gymnastics hub.

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17/02/2016

Steve Butcher: The imagination of gymnasts knows 'no bounds' when creating new skills

The FIG Men's Technical Committe President on the Shirai 3, difficulty in Men's Gymnastics and Rio 2016.

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16/02/2016

18 cool things that happened in Gymnastics this week

The Olympic Gymnastics season is underway in numerous disciplines, and there's plenty of news to share. Here's the weekly wrap of what everyone's been buzzing about.

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14/02/2016

Eight new elements named, added to Men's Gymnastics Code of Points

Eight new elements in Men's Gymnastics, including a highly anticipated new tumbling move from 2015 World Floor champion Kenzo Shirai, have officially been named for their originators.

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31/10/2015

A four-way tie on Uneven Bars and plenty of other firsts as event finals begin at Glasgow Worlds

It was not a quiet day at the Glasgow World Championships as eight athletes won five World titles in Men's and Women's Gymnastics.

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25/10/2015

Skills and strategies: six things that make a difference in Men's Gymnastics

While there are dozens of elements in the code of points, here are six that could make a difference in the men's competition in Glasgow.

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21/10/2015

Glasgow 2015: Eight things to know about the Men’s competition at Worlds

Eight of the biggest storylines developing around the Men's competition at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships.

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25/09/2015

Stars of Artistic Gymnastics expected at the Glasgow World Championships

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has released the names of gymnasts expected to appear at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships to be held between October 23 and November 1 in Glasgow.

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03/08/2015

Japanese, Chinese win big at Asian Championships in Hiroshima

No doubt wanting to make a golden impression before a home crowd, Japan sent its top Men's and Women's teams, holding back only superstar World Champion Kohei Uchimura, who is focusing on Glasgow.

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07/07/2015

Gymnasts from seven nations strike gold in Universiade event finals

2015 World Universiade champions Oleg Verniaiev (UKR) and Kelly Simm (GBR) each won more hardware as event finals closed out the Artistic Gymnastics competition Tuesday in Gwangju (KOR).

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25/04/2015

Saturday special: 5 Gymnastics videos you should be watching right now: The Showstoppers edition

A weekly roundup of the most intriguing and newsworthy videos on the ‘net.

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23/03/2015

Strong showings at Cottbus World Challenge Cup

The 2015 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup and World Challenge Cup series on individual apparatus kicked off this past weekend in Cottbus (GER), where spectators at a sold out Lausitz Arena witnessed exciting competitions at the 39th Turnier der Meister.

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18/03/2015

Who's who: The 2015 FIG Cottbus World Challenge Cup

An event-by-event breakdown of what to look forward to at this weekend's FIG Cottbus Challenger World Cup in Germany.

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15/12/2014

Japanese gymnasts dominate Toyota International

Japan's 2014 World teams completed a near sweep of the gold medals at this past weekend's Toyota International, an apparatus finals only competition in Toyota City (JPN).

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12/12/2014

Japan’s A-teams challenge rest of the world at Toyota International

Led by five-time World champion Kohei Uchimura (JPN), Japan's top gymnasts will match against challengers from four continents at the Toyota International, Saturday and Sunday in Toyota City (JPN), halfway between Tokyo and Osaka.

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02/10/2014

Nanning Worlds: Chinese men's team, Kohei Uchimura (JPN) aim to extend winning streaks

The Chinese men's team and four-time Individual All-around champion Kohei UCHIMURA (JPN) aim to continue their dynastic dominance in the men's competition at the 45th FIG World Artistic Gymnastics Championships that begin on Friday at the Guangxi Sports Center Gymnasium in Nanning (CHN).

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01/10/2014

10 men to watch at the 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

With a record number of gymnasts registered to compete and Olympic team qualification at stake, this week's 45th World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Nanning (CHN) promises to be something special. In the men's competition, here are 10 gymnasts to look out for:

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19/09/2014

Before (or after) Worlds, Asia's best aiming for success in Incheon

Sandwiched between two FIG World Gymnastics Championships, the quality of gymnastics at the upcoming Asian Games, in Incheon (KOR), is expected to be World class.

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10/09/2014

Nanning nominative list: See who's registered for the 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships!

More than 600 athletes from 74 countries have registered for the 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Nanning (CHN), according to the nominative lists published Tuesday on the FIG website.

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28/03/2014

Larisa Iordache, Epke Zonderland take two titles each as Doha World Cup ends

Romania's Larisa Iordache (ROU) continued her winning ways Friday at the Doha World Challenge Cup in Qatar's capital city, winning gold on Balance Beam and Floor Exercise Friday as the competition drew to a close.

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27/03/2014

Shirai, Iordache, Palesova, Merdinyan strike gold in Doha

Gymnasts from four countries won event titles as finals got underway at the Doha World Challenge Cup Thursday in Qatar.

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26/03/2014

Armenians, Romanians lead as Doha World Cup begins

Armenian gymnasts lead the standings in three events after the qualifying round of competition at the Doha World Cup Wednesday in Qatar's capital city.

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25/03/2014

World champions, challengers suit up for Doha World Cup

A host of World and Olympic stars making their 2014 international debuts are among the approximately 200 gymnasts set to compete at the Doha World Challenge Cup, which begins Wednesday in the Qatari capital.

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06/10/2013

The King of Vault remains Korean!

Nothing can stop Yang Hak Seon of Korea, Olympic and world title-holding champion.

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05/10/2013

One, two, three four!

Even the judges would confer that in gymnastics it can be hard to count to four!

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05/10/2013

One, two, three four!

Even the judges would confer that in gymnastics it can be hard to count to four!

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