Japanese gymnastics legend Oshimura (33) retires after three Olympic titles | other sports

Japanese gymnastics legend Oshimura (33) retires after three Olympic titles |  other sports

Japanese gymnastics legend Kohei Uchimura has retired from his professional career at the age of 33. “King Kohei”, as he is called in his country, won seven Olympic medals, three of which were gold. Uchimura was the all-around champion at the 2012 London Olympics and Rio 2016. He also won the Nations Cup with Japan in Rio.

The Japanese are considered the greatest gymnasts of all time. Uchimura won ten world titles and four silver medals at the Games. Last year’s games in his country ended in disappointment for him. Uchimura decided, in part, to skip everything and focus entirely on the horizontal bar.

However, Uchimura fell off the high bar in the Tokyo qualifiers, and as a result he missed the final, just like Epic Zunderland. Zonderland, the 2012 London Olympic champion in this section, won the gold medal at the 2013 2014 and 2018 World Cups. Then the Japanese had to be content with bronze and two silvers, respectively.

Last fall, Uchimura competed in the World Gymnastics Championships in Kitakyushu, the city he came from. The Japanese finished sixth in the final on the high bar.

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