Kōhei Uchimura

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Kōhei Uchimura
Kohei Uchimura (2011).jpg
Uchimura in 2011
Personal information
Nickname(s)King Kohei
Country represented Japan
Born (1989-01-03) January 3, 1989 (age 32)
Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
HometownIsahaya, Nagasaki, Japan
Height162 cm (5 ft 4 in)[1][2]
Weight52 kg (115 lb)[1]
DisciplineMen's artistic gymnastics
ClubRinger Hut
Head coach(es)Hiroyuki Kato
Assistant coach(es)Yoshiaki Hatakeda,
Koji Gushiken
Former coach(es)Naoya Tsukahara
Medal record
Event 1st 2nd 3rd
Olympic Games 3 4 0
World Championships 10 6 5
World Cup Final 0 1 0
Summer Universiade 2 0 1
Total 15 11 6
Men's artistic gymnastics
Representing  Japan
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2012 London All-Around
Gold medal – first place 2016 Rio de Janeiro Team
Gold medal – first place 2016 Rio de Janeiro All-Around
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing Team
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing All-Around
Silver medal – second place 2012 London Team
Silver medal – second place 2012 London Floor Exercise
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2009 London All-Around
Gold medal – first place 2010 Rotterdam All-Around
Gold medal – first place 2011 Tokyo All-Around
Gold medal – first place 2011 Tokyo Floor Exercise
Gold medal – first place 2013 Antwerp All-Around
Gold medal – first place 2013 Antwerp Parallel Bars
Gold medal – first place 2014 Nanning All-Around
Gold medal – first place 2015 Glasgow Team
Gold medal – first place 2015 Glasgow All-Around
Gold medal – first place 2015 Glasgow Horizontal bar
Silver medal – second place 2010 Rotterdam Team
Silver medal – second place 2010 Rotterdam Floor Exercise
Silver medal – second place 2011 Tokyo Team
Silver medal – second place 2014 Nanning Team
Silver medal – second place 2014 Nanning Horizontal Bar
Silver medal – second place 2018 Doha Horizontal Bar
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Rotterdam Parallel Bars
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Tokyo Horizontal Bar
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Antwerp Floor Exercise
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Antwerp Horizontal Bar
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Doha Team
World Cup Final
Silver medal – second place 2008 Madrid Floor Exercise
Summer Universiade
Gold medal – first place 2007 Bangkok Team
Gold medal – first place 2007 Bangkok Floor Exercise
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Bangkok Vault

Kōhei Uchimura (内村 航平, Uchimura Kōhei, born January 3, 1989) is a Japanese artistic gymnast. He is a seven-time Olympic medalist (all-around, team and floor exercise), winning three golds and four silvers, and a twenty-one-time World medalist (all-around, team, floor exercise, horizontal bar, and parallel bars).

Uchimura was already considered by many in the sport to be the greatest gymnast of all time after his success at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, but he subsequently solidified his reputation by following up that performance there with additional and uninterrupted victories at every major competition throughout the next Olympic cycle leading up to his individual all-around gold-medal victory at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.[3][4][5] He is known for being the first gymnast (male or female) to win every major all-around title in an entire single Olympic cycle, accomplishing this feat twice by winning six world (2009–2011 and 2013–2015)[4] and two Olympic (2012 London Olympics, and 2016 Rio Olympics) individual all-around titles. Uchimura is also the individual all-around silver medalist at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He is known for delivering difficult and accurately executed routines. The International Gymnast Magazine had praised his skills as a "combination of tremendous difficulty, supreme consistency and extraordinary elegance of performance."[6]

Early life and career[]

Uchimura was born in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture, and began gymnastics at age 3 at his parents' sports club in Nagasaki Prefecture. His parents, Kazuhisa and Shuko Uchimura, were both competitive gymnasts.[4][7] At age 15, he moved to Tokyo to train with Athens gold medalist Naoya Tsukahara.[4][6][8] His younger sister Haruhi Uchimura is also a gymnast.[9] Kōhei Uchimura stated of his beliefs, "I don’t believe in God. I never had lucky charms. All I believe in is practice."[10] In his first international competition, the 2005 International Junior Competition in Japan,[11] he competed outside the official competition.[12]

Senior career[]


Uchimura joined Japan's national team in 2007.[11] He made his senior debut at the 2007 Paris World Cup in March, a major international event. Here he won bronze on vault and placed ninth on floor.[13] In August, he won team gold[14] and 1st on floor and 3rd on vault[15] at the 2007 Summer Universiade in Bangkok. At Japan's national championships in October, he placed 7th in the all around.[16] A month later, at the international "Good Luck Beijing" event, he won silver with the Japanese team and placed 7th on floor exercise.[17]


Uchimura started the 2008 season by winning gold on floor at the World Cup in Tianjin in May.[18]

Later that summer, he was selected to represent Japan at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing as a member of the national team. At the Olympics, he contributed to the team silver by competing on floor, vault, parallel bars, and high bar.[19] He qualified for the all-around final, where he won the silver medal. His 2nd place win behind China's Yang Wei gave Japan its first Olympic medal in the event in 24 years.[20] He obtained the highest mark of that meet on the floor 15.825 (double Arabian piked half out, triple twist dismount) and had a spectacular high bar routine (, piked Kovacs).[21] He also qualified through to the floor final, where he placed fifth.[19]

At the Japanese national championships that year, the 19-year-old Uchimura racked up the highest scores on floor exercise and pommel horse en route to winning his first national all around title. He was the first teenager in 12 years to win the Japanese men's national title.[22]


In October 2009, Uchimura competed at the 2009 World Championships. Here, he dominated both the qualifications and the all around final. He won the all around title by a margin of 2.575 points ahead of Daniel Keatings, marking top scores for floor, rings, vault, and horizontal bar.[23][24] Uchimura placed fourth on floor and sixth on high bar as well.[23]

He appeared on the cover of the December 2009 number of the International Gymnastics Magazine which was entitled "Uchimura rules".[24]


Philipp Boy (left), Uchimura (center) and Jonathan Horton (right) in 2010

In October 2010, Uchimura headed to the 2010 World Championships again as a member of the Japanese national team. As in the previous year, he dominated the all-around qualifications and finals, winning his second consecutive all-around title by a margin of 2.251 points ahead of Philipp Boy. In the all-around final, he had the top score of the day on floor, and highest execution mark (9.666) for a Yurchenko 2½ twists on vault.[6] He also contributed to Japan's team silver medal by competing in the team final on all events except still rings. He qualified for two event finals, winning silver on floor and bronze on parallel bars.[25]


Kōhei Uchimura (on the right) and Rick McCharles at the All Japan Gymnastics Championships 2011

On October 14, 2011, Uchimura won the all-around final for the 3rd time at the 2011 World Championships in Tokyo, Japan. With a score of 93.631 points, Uchimura won by a margin of 3.101 points, roughly the same margin that separated 2nd and 14th place. Not only is he the first male gymnast to win three all-around titles, but he is also the first gymnast, male or female, to win three consecutive all-around titles.

During the all-around final, Uchimura recorded the highest score on four of the six events: floor exercise, still rings, parallel bars, and pommel horse (he tied for the highest score on pommel horse). Uchimura also qualified for five of the six individual apparatus finals, all except vault. He won his first World Championship gold medal on floor exercise, as well as a bronze medal on high bar and the silver medal with the Japanese team.[26]

At the 2011 Worlds, Uchimura also won the Longines Prize for Elegance along with Romania's Ana Porgras. The prize is given at each World Championships to the male and female gymnasts who demonstrate "the most remarkable elegance". The winners were unanimously declared by a panel of judges, where both Uchimura and Porgras were each awarded a trophy, a Longines watch, and US$5,000.[27] Uchimura was especially pleased to win this award, since he collects watches.[28]

In November 2011, Uchimura won 4 gold medals at the 65th Japanese Championships. Besides the all-around title, he also picked up titles on half of the apparatuses: floor exercise, pommel horse, and high bar.[29]


Uchimura competed in the London 2012 Olympics in London and fell several times in qualifications, which put him in ninth place among the group of qualifiers for the individual all-around final. In the men's team gymnastics final, Uchimura fell from the pommel horse during his dismount. The Japanese coaches appealed the scoring on this performance as he still landed on his feet and felt it should have counted as a full dismount, albeit with a large penalty. Before the appeal, Great Britain were to get the silver and Ukraine the bronze, but the appeal pushed Japan's points total up to secure the silver, which pushed Great Britain down to the bronze.

In the men's all around final, Uchimura dominated the competition and won the gold medal with a score of 92.690.[30] He also won the silver medal in the men's floor exercise event final with a score of 15.800, thanks to the tie-breaking procedure. It was automatically triggered due to his second highest combined score in the final tying the one by Denis Ablyazin of Russia, who did have the highest difficulty score, 7.1, among all finalists. Unfortunately when there is a tie, the gymnast instead with the higher execution score will place ahead, which was Uchimura who posted the highest execution score of 9.100 in the final.


During qualifications Uchimura dominated, garnering an all-around total of 91.924, which was 2.392 points ahead of the closest competitor. He qualified for the floor exercise finals in third place with a 15.333, first for the parallel bars final with 15.400 and third in the horizontal bar final with a 15.658. He qualified as a reserve for the pommel horse final with a 15.133.

Uchimura won a record fourth consecutive all-around gold medal at the 2013 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Antwerp. Uchimura finished with 91.990 points, almost two points ahead of the next nearest competitor.[31] Uchimura also won bronze medals on floor exercise (15.500) behind Japan's 17-year-old newcomer Kenzō Shirai (16.000) and Jacob Dalton of the United States (15.600), and the horizontal bar (15.633) behind Epke Zonderland of the Netherlands (16.000) and Fabian Hambüchen of Germany (15.933), as well as a gold medal for parallel bars (15.666). His total of four individual medals is the highest number of medals Uchimura has earned at a single World Championships.


On October 9, 2014, Uchimura once again made history, winning a record fifth consecutive all around world championship at Nanning. He totaled 91.965 points, 1.492 points above Great Britain's Max Whitlock to capture the title.[32]

He also won silver on horizontal bar separating Epke Zonderland(Netherlands) who won the gold and Marijo Možnik(Croatia) who took the bronze.[33]


On October 30, 2015, Uchimura won his record sixth world gymnastics championship title. Uchimura posted a total of 92.332, more than 1.6 points ahead of Cuban teenager Manrique Larduet and Deng Shudi of China.[34]

Uchimura started off on the floor with 15.733, to lead Deng by 0.600 after the first rotation. Then, on the pommel horse he scored 15.100. He added 14.933 on rings, 15.633 on the vault, scored 15.833 on the parallel bars and finished off on the high bar with 15.100,[35] an apparatus he had taken a fall on just a few days before in the team competition.

He also went on to win the horizontal bar final with a score of 15.833 ahead of Danell Leyva and Manrique Larduet.[36]

But what was even more significant, Uchimura led Japan to victory in the team event where they won over Great Britain and China.[37] This was their first team gold since the 1978. Championships in Strasbourgh[38][circular reference][39][circular reference]


Uchimura at the 2016 Rio Olympics

Uchimura competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. In the men's team all-around final, team captain Uchimura anchored the Japanese men to win the team gold medal with a total score of 274.094, reclaiming the title for Japan and the first time since the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.[40]

Two days after the team event final, Uchimura defended his individual all-around gold medal with a total score of 92.365, becoming the first gymnast in 44 years to win back-to-back individual all-around golds at the Olympics.[41] With his individual all-around silver medal from the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, he also became only the second man in history after countryman Sawao Kato, who also won two golds and one silver in the individual all-around competition across the 1968 Mexico City, 1972 Munich and 1976 Montreal Olympics, to medal on the men's individual all-around event at three Olympic Games. His winning margin over silver medallist Oleg Vernyayev of Ukraine was extremely slim at only 0.099, less than a small step deduction on landing in terms of gymnastics scoring.


At the 2017 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Montreal, his world all-around champion streak that began in 2009 came to an end when he injured his ankle on his vault landing in qualification, forcing him to withdraw.[42]

This led to his long win-streak at worlds and Olympics being unexpectedly broken for the only time since he started by winning the first of his six World Championships all-around title to begin that quad in 2009 and continued over two complete Olympic cycles (approximately 8 years) ending with him winning his second Olympic all-around title in 2016. This was also the first time in 9 years since before 2008 that he had not medalled, namely silver and/or gold medals, at one of the FIG's major competitions—the Olympics or World Championships.


Between October 25 and November 3, 2018, Uchimura competed at the 2018 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Doha but on a reduced schedule. During the team event final, he had helped team Japan secure the bronze medal behind team champion China and runner-up Russia by contributing scores to four apparatuses: pommel horse (14.133), rings (14.200), parallel bars (14.500) and high bar (14.400). Uchimura also qualified for the individual event final on the horizontal bar, winning the silver medal with a score of 14.800 behind 2012 Olympic high bar champion, Epke Zonderland of the Netherlands, who scored a 15.100.


At the age of 32, Uchimura qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, his fourth and home Olympic Games, as an apparatus specialist on the horizontal bar after a tiebreak in the selection process worked in his favour. He has expressed earlier that he could still contribute positively to the Japanese team but perhaps not with the kind of gruelling physical requirements that are necessary for an all-arounder anymore.

At the Olympics, Uchimura failed to qualify for the horizontal bar final as he was ranked 20th after a mistake in the qualification round, and skipped the parallel bars event.[43] The eventual gold medalist in the individual all-around and horizontal bar finals (appearing to be Uchimura's heir apparent) was Daiki Hashimoto, also of Japan, who at 19 became Japan's second youngest gold medal gymnast (lost by just a few days to Kenzō Shirai), and youngest individual all-around gold medal gymnast in Olympic history.

On October 18–24, 2021, in Kitakyushu, Japan, Uchimura, oldest at 32 years, 9 months and 21 days old, was selected as part of the Japanese world championship team in artistic gymnastics (AG) as an apparatus individual to compete only on the individual horizontal bar event. He qualified in fifth place with a score of 14.300 into the event final where he finished in sixth place with a score of 14.600. Olympic men's individual all-around and horizontal bar champion Hashimoto was the top individual horizontal bar qualifier with a score of 14.633. For these same two individual events, he earned himself two silver medals in the individual all-around and horizontal bar instead as we with scores of 87.964 and 14.600. Both of China, Hu Xuwei and Zhang Boheng respectively won the men's individual all-around and horizontal bar events with scores of 87.981 and 15.166. Lastly, Hashimoto also placed fourth in the men's individual parallel bars finals with a score of 15.000, but withdrew from the men's individual pommel horse and floor exercise finals, for which he also qualified.

Competitive history[]

Uchimura has won at least one medal in every world championships and Olympic Games since 2008 except in 2017 where he injured his left ankle after only finishing 3 out of 6 routines in the individual all-around (IAA) qualifier at the 2017 World Championships, which abruptly ended his 8-year win streak in a two-full-Olympic-cycle reign as world and Olympic champion, and "withdrew" (WD) from the event. In his 2018 return, Uchimura had yet to fully regain his previous top form and winning ways in terms of fitness level and preparation. Also, his results at the 2018 World Championships reflected that as he competed a reduced schedule, and in only one individual event final, he did however contribute several routines to team Japan’s final score, which won him bronze in team and silver in individual horizontal bar event finals. However, Uchimura’s Olympic winning streak was similarly uncertain due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused postponement of the Games for a year.

Year Competition(s) All-Around Men's Individual Apparatuses Notes
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2007 Summer Universiade in Bangkok, Thailand 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
2008 World Cup Final in Madrid, Spain N/A 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Olympic Games in Beijing, China 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in London, England N/A 1st place, gold medalist(s) 4 6
Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Tokyo, Japan 1st place, gold medalist(s) 5 6 4 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Olympic Games in London, England 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 5(Q)[a]
Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium N/A 1st place, gold medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanjing, China 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1st place, gold medalist(s) 5 10[b] Won IAA by just 0.099
Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Montreal, Canada N/A WD Injured at Worlds
Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Doha, Qatar 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Reduced schedule
Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany did not compete More injuries
Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan did not compete COVID-19 pandemic
N/A -[c] 20 As high bar specialist
Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan N/A did not qualify 6 Second major in 2021
a At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Uchimura's qualifying score (Q) in fifth place should have made the finals on the individual PB apparatus, but he "did not compete in finals" (DNCF) because of the strict “two per NOC” rule in individual apparatus finals. Ahead of him were Japan's top two PB-qualifying siblings—the Tanaka brothers, Kazuhito and Yūsuke.
b At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Uchimura's qualifying score made him first reserve (R1) in the individual PB finals, but he lastly did not compete.
c At the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Uchimura "did not compete in qualifying" (DNCQ) on individual PB after individual HB qualifying fall, even when he could.

Personal life[]

Uchimura married in autumn of 2012 and has two daughters, born in 2013 and 2015. Asked if he would teach them gymnastics, he replied, "If they were boys I think I probably would... but I don't understand women's gymnastics, and I think it's much more severe."[44] He eats just one meal a day[45] and rather dislikes vegetables.[46]

See also[]


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  38. ^ 1978 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships
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