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Uchimura, Tsurumi Lead Japanese Nationals
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Defending champions Kohei Uchumira and Koko Tsurumi took the first-day lead Saturday at the Japanese national championships in Tokyo.

Two-time world all-around champion Kohei Uchimura scored just shy of 95 points Saturday as the Japanese championships began in Tokyo.

Uchimura notched 94.900 to take a commanding lead in the all-around competition over Konami teammates Kenya Kobayashi (90.650) and Makoto Okiguchi (89.550).

The 22-year-old Uchimura earned his lowest score on still rings (15.200) and his highest on vault (16.600). On Sunday, Uchimura is seeking to clinch his fourth consecutive national title.

World medalist Kazuhito Tanaka was fourth (89.450), and his younger brother, Yusuke, finished eighth (88.100).

The results showed Japan's incredible depth, with 17 gymnasts scoring above 87 points. Youth Olympic Games champion Yuya Kamoto finished 34th (85.500).

In the women's competition, 2009 world all-around bronze medalist Koko Tsurumi leads Rie Tanaka by a full-point margin, 55.450-54.450. Tsurumi is searching for her sixth consecutive national title.

Tanaka, the sister of Kazuhito and Yusuke, finished ahead of Yuko Shintake (53.550).

Haruhi Uchimura, younger sister of Kohei, finished 16th.

The competition is the first step in qualification for the Japanese teams to this year's world championships and University Games. The world championships are scheduled for October in Tokyo, though the FIG will meet in May to decide if they should be moved because of the March 11 earthquake.

— Akiko Kawai contributed to this report.

External Link: Japan Gymnastics Association

65th Japanese Gymnastics Championships
April 23, Yoyogi Gymnasium, Tokyo

Women's All-AroundVTUBBBFXTotal
1. Koko Tsurumi Asahi Seimei 13.400 14.400 14.400 13.250 55.450
2. Rie Tanaka Nippon Sport Science University 14.400 12.700 13.800 13.550 54.450
3. Yuko Shintake Hagoromo International University 13.100 13.450 14.050 12.950 53.550
3. Kyoko Oshima Asahi Seimei 13.200 13.450 13.200 13.700 53.550
5. Tomomi Iiduka Asahi Seimei 14.650 11.700 13.000 13.600 52.950
6. Asuka Teramoto Legyc Sports 13.950 13.100 13.000 12.800 52.850
7. Yuki Uchiyama Smile Gymnastics Club 13.650 13.300 12.450 13.050 52.450
8. Mai Yamagishi Hagoromo International University 13.150 13.600 12.650 12.900 52.300
9. Natsumi Sasada Oizumi Swallow Sports Club 13.550 12.350 13.250 12.700 51.850
10. Yuma Imanishi Hagoromo International University 13.150 13.050 12.850 12.700 51.750
11. Erika Lynn Danko Dream Gymnastics Club 14.100 11.850 13.050 12.400 51.400
11. Yuu Minobe Asahi Seimei 13.250 12.050 13.950 12.150 51.400
13. Keiko Mukumoto Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences 13.600 12.950 11.850 12.550 50.950
14. Sakura Noda Asahi Seimei Gymnastics Club 13.200 12.700 12.050 12.550 50.500
15. Chinami Ootaki Kokushikan University 13.550 12.700 11.800 12.350 50.400
16. Haruhi Uchimura Nippon Sport Science University 12.900 12.150 13.550 11.700 50.300
17. Wakana Inoue Mizutori Taisokan Hikari 13.000 12.100 12.900 12.200 50.200
18. Serina Takeuchi Nippon Sport Science University 13.450 12.850 10.600 12.950 49.850
19. Noa Koyama Hagoromo Gymnastics Club 13.200 12.250 12.600 11.750 49.800
20. Kotoha Fujiki Kyoto Jumping Gymnastics Club 13.000 12.400 12.100 12.150 49.650
21. Kyoko Oishi Nippon Sport Science University 13.250 11.800 11.900 12.600 49.550
22. Yoshino Taniguchi Toda City Sports Center 13.350 10.150 13.450 12.300 49.250
23. Shizuka Tozawa Toda City Sports Center 12.250 12.550 12.100 12.250 49.150
24. Risaki Konishi Oizumi Swallow Sports Club 14.000 12.050 10.050 13.000 49.100
24. Mizuho Nagai Tokai TV Toumei Gymnastics Club 14.300 10.800 12.200 11.800 49.100
26. Chiho Uetani Nippon Sport Science University 13.700 12.550 11.250 11.500 49.000
27. Sachiko Maeda Chukyo University 13.700 9.950 13.150 11.950 48.750
28. Chiharu Konishi Sendan Shitennouzi Sports Club 13.200 10.250 13.450 11.650 48.550
29. Haru Katou Kokushikan University 13.400 11.500 11.150 12.200 48.250
30. Ami Sugimoto Hagoromo Gymnastics Club 13.050 9.850 13.200 12.050 48.150
31. Riho Shibata Sports Club Acbasu 12.800 11.450 11.800 12.050 48.100
32. Mui Yamamoto Fuji Sports Club 13.500 11.200 11.050 12.250 48.000
33. Rie Tokieda Sanyo Girls High School 12.900 11.500 11.850 11.400 47.650
34. Shoko Furukawa Junyu Club 13.350 12.100 11.100 11.000 47.550
35. Haruko Hasebe Asahi Seimei Gymnastics Club 12.600 11.200 12.800 10.900 47.500
36. Ai Oyama University of Tsukuba 13.150 12.250 10.300 11.750 47.450
36. Haruka Nakamura Shitennouji Sports Club 13.550 10.950 12.250 10.700 47.450
36. Ryoka Kondou Nippon Sport Science University 12.550 11.650 11.750 11.500 47.450
39. Mizuki Nishi Tokyo Women's College of Physical Education 13.800 11.300 11.000 11.300 47.400
39. Mina Sugimura Legyc Sports 13.150 11.400 11.750 11.100 47.400
41. Nami Ookubo Gymnastics Association of Yamaguchi Prefecture 12.900 11.300 11.900 11.250 47.350
42. Arisa Sato Nippon Sport Science University 13.300 10.400 11.450 12.150 47.300
42. Yuka Nakashima Asahi Seimei 11.350 11.050 13.200 11.700 47.300
42. Kana Takeya Nittai Club 12.400 11.100 12.150 11.650 47.300
45. Ayumi Terasaka Nippon Sport Science University 11.900 12.600 11.650 11.050 47.200
46. Yuriko Yamamoto Toda City Sports Center 13.050 11.800 11.500 10.650 47.000
47. Mana Yamashita Kyoto Jumping Gymnastics Club 12.750 9.850 12.500 11.600 46.700
47. Arisa Tominaga Kokushikan University 13.100 10.700 11.750 11.150 46.700
49. Yuri Ishii Kyoto Jumping Gymnastics Club 12.800 11.550 12.000 10.300 46.650
50. Ayuko Fujimoto University of Tsukuba 12.700 11.650 11.000 11.250 46.600
51. Ayaka Masumoto Tokyo Women's College of Physical Education 13.100 10.400 12.000 10.950 46.450
52. Mai Hayashi Kyoto Jumping Gymnastics Club 13.100 10.350 11.250 11.500 46.200
52. Ayu Tsukamoto Toda City Sports Center 11.950 11.350 11.250 11.650 46.200
54. Tamayo Maruyama Chukyo Gymnastic Club 13.100 9.400 12.000 11.500 46.000
55. Seira Suzuki Asahi Seimei Gymnastics Club 12.050 11.000 12.600 10.300 45.950
56. Natsuki Mizunaga Asahi Seimei Gymnastics Club 11.900 10.300 12.150 11.500 45.850
56. Mayu Murayama Toda City Sports Center 12.050 11.750 10.950 11.100 45.850
58. Yuko Yoshitani Namba Gymnastics Club 13.550 10.850 9.700 11.550 45.650
59. Rei Takashima Legyc Sports 13.900 9.200 11.200 11.250 45.550
60. Sayuri Minobe Asahi Seimei 12.450 9.050 11.700 12.150 45.350
60. Takuko Kitano Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences 13.200 9.750 11.100 11.300 45.350
62. Megumi Kanno University of Tsukuba 10.650 12.000 11.150 11.200 45.000
63. Tomomi Ejima University of Tsukuba 10.350 11.050 12.250 11.150 44.800
64. Kaho Yamaguchi Shinagawa Girls's High school 10.650 11.150 11.950 10.550 44.300
65. Mizuki Inami Tokai University 12.550 9.100 11.400 10.900 43.950
66. Mika Suehiro University of Tsukuba 12.800 10.150 9.750 11.150 43.850
67. Yukimi Oguni Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences 13.150 8.750 10.400 11.150 43.450
67. Saki Fukuda Nippon Sport Science University 11.650 9.750 11.650 10.400 43.450
69. Risa Miyawaki Tokyo Women's College of Physical Education 11.900 9.650 11.850 10.000 43.400
70. Natsuko Takayama Japan Women's College of Physical Education 12.100 8.650 11.100 11.450 43.300
71. Sayuri Ishiki Mukogawa Women's University 12.000 10.100 11.100 10.050 43.250
72. Mana Yamaguchi Nippon Sport Science University 12.200 9.650 9.750 11.100 42.700
73. Hitomi Kijima Nippon Sport Science University 11.500 10.500 9.500 10.850 42.350
74. Saki Ohchi Kokushikan University 13.150 9.850 9.250 8.850 41.100
75. Riho Shibata Tokai Unibersity 11.450 8.100 10.700 10.750 41.000
76. Yuki Ogawa Nihon University 10.700 9.400 9.100 10.400 39.600
77. Mika Sugiyama Sendai University 12.250 6.850 8.550 7.150 34.800
78. Nana Kouno Gymnastics Association of Yamaguchi Prefecture 0.000 8.400 0.000 0.000 8.400
-. Sayaka Ueda Kyoto Jumping Gymnastics Club 0.000 11.050 0.000 0.000

Men's All-AroundFXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
1. Kohei Uchimura Konami 15.850 15.600 15.200 16.600 15.750 15.900 94.900
2. Kenya Kobayashi Konami 14.200 14.850 15.000 16.050 15.800 14.750 90.650
3. Makoto Okiguchi Konami 15.200 13.900 15.050 16.350 14.700 14.350 89.550
4. Kazuhito Tanaka Tokushukai Gymnastics Club 14.250 14.400 14.800 14.300 16.100 15.600 89.450
5. Koji Yamamuro Konami 14.300 13.350 15.500 16.400 14.850 14.600 89.000
6. Takehito Mori Konami 14.200 14.550 14.300 15.400 15.100 15.200 88.750
7. Ryotaka Deguchi Nippon Sport Science University 14.900 15.400 13.850 15.050 14.550 14.700 88.450
8. Yusuke Tanaka Juntendo University 14.850 14.200 14.800 15.250 14.300 14.700 88.100
9. Shogo Nonomura Funabashi Municipal High School 14.550 14.800 14.500 15.600 15.150 13.350 87.950
10. Kohei Kameyama Tokushukai Gymnastics Club 14.650 15.500 13.000 15.150 14.600 14.800 87.700
11. Koki Sakamoto Central Sports 14.600 14.200 14.450 14.850 14.800 14.750 87.650
12. Ryohei Kato Saitama Sakae High School 15.300 13.850 13.650 15.700 14.800 14.250 87.550
13. Shun Kuwahara Tokushukai Gymnastics Club 14.300 14.050 14.300 15.350 15.400 13.950 87.350
14. Hisashi Mizutori Tokushukai Gymnastics Club 14.300 14.550 13.650 16.000 14.450 14.350 87.300
15. Yasuhisa Tanaka Waseda University 14.550 13.550 14.650 15.850 14.700 13.950 87.250
16. Takuya Nakase Tokushukai Gymnastics Club 12.900 13.750 15.100 15.300 15.150 14.850 87.050
16. Shouichi Yamamoto Gymnastics Association of Gifu Prefecture 14.450 14.650 13.900 15.050 15.350 13.650 87.050
18. Ryosuke Baba Konami 14.300 13.850 14.100 15.400 14.500 14.600 86.750
19. Masanori Yamamoto Nippon Sport Science University (NITTAIDAI) 13.950 14.150 14.700 15.700 14.850 13.350 86.700
19. Daiki Morii Meikei Club 14.250 13.850 14.450 15.000 14.300 14.850 86.700
21. Masahiro Yoshida Sohgo Gymnastics Club 14.400 14.100 13.450 14.950 15.050 14.700 86.650
22. Tatsuki Nakashima Konami 15.100 14.700 12.650 15.550 15.050 13.350 86.400
23. Kyouichi Watanabe Tokushukai Gymnastics Club 14.450 13.350 14.450 15.050 15.050 14.000 86.350
24. Sho Yokoyama Nippon Sport Science University 12.950 14.750 14.250 14.800 15.000 14.500 86.250
25. Tomoyuki Takeuchi Waseda University 13.650 14.550 14.500 14.850 14.250 14.350 86.150
26. Shun Saito Sohgo Gymnastics Club 14.300 13.200 15.150 15.550 14.450 13.400 86.050
26. Shotarou Shirai Nippon Sport Science University 15.000 14.050 13.550 15.700 13.450 14.300 86.050
28. Ryuzou Sejima Nippon Sport Science University 14.750 12.450 14.350 14.700 15.300 14.450 86.000
29. Hiroyuki Imai Juntendo University 13.900 13.550 14.500 14.800 14.450 14.750 85.950
30. Kazushi Takeda Nippon Sport Science University 14.500 14.100 14.100 15.300 13.900 14.000 85.900
31. Hiroshi Ishihara Sendai University 14.300 13.800 13.600 15.300 14.100 14.750 85.850
32. Ryosuke Kobayashi Nihon University 14.050 15.000 13.450 15.150 13.800 14.350 85.800
33. Naoya Tsukahara Asahi Seimei 13.150 13.600 14.850 15.200 14.800 14.050 85.650
34. Yuya Kamoto Kanzei 13.950 13.350 14.550 15.200 14.100 14.350 85.500
35. Daiki Ishikawa Juntendo University 14.350 12.750 14.000 15.300 14.850 14.200 85.450
35. Naoyuki Terao Tokushukai Gymnastics Club 13.800 13.400 13.800 15.100 14.600 14.750 85.450
37. Yuta Tomizawa Sendai University 13.800 12.850 14.050 15.150 14.700 14.850 85.400
37. Yodai Houjou Juntendo University 14.450 13.400 14.150 15.550 13.500 14.350 85.400
39. Hitoshi Aoyama Konami 14.100 15.000 12.950 14.800 14.650 13.750 85.250
40. Junpei Oka Sabae High School 14.650 13.600 13.200 15.850 14.350 13.500 85.150
41. Masataka Aoyama Nippon Sport Science University 14.600 12.600 14.300 15.950 13.850 13.800 85.100
42. Noriyuki Ijichi Sohgo Gymnastics Club 13.950 14.000 13.950 15.050 14.550 13.400 84.900
43. Masaya Ishii Gymnastics Association of Yamaguchi Prefecture 14.250 13.750 13.500 14.950 14.500 13.850 84.800
44. Daijirou Ikeda Nippon Sport Science University 13.550 13.200 13.700 14.650 14.800 14.750 84.650
45. Yousuke Hoshi Central Sports Fitness Club 14.800 11.900 12.450 15.500 15.550 14.300 84.500
46. Kouta Nakashima Nippon Sport Science University 14.750 13.300 13.450 14.900 14.750 13.200 84.350
47. Keita Watasake Waseda University 14.450 13.800 12.900 14.000 15.100 14.050 84.300
48. Yuta Simoda Sendai University 13.600 14.200 13.600 14.750 14.050 13.950 84.150
49. Yusuke Saito Tokushukai Gymnastics Club 14.300 12.850 14.050 16.500 12.800 13.600 84.100
50. Takuto Kakitani Juntendo University 14.150 13.250 13.400 15.050 13.600 14.450 83.900
51. Kensuke Asada Sohgo Gymnastics Club 13.650 12.700 13.050 15.200 14.550 14.700 83.850
52. Masaya Kosaka Sohgo Gymnastics Club 14.600 12.600 14.100 13.650 14.450 14.300 83.700
52. Rui Yamazaki Asahi Seimei 13.750 13.000 14.450 15.050 13.100 14.350 83.700
54. Yasuhiro Okamura Asahi Seimei 13.000 13.550 15.050 14.900 13.850 13.300 83.650
55. Ken Iwaisako Kokushikan University 13.750 13.050 13.400 14.950 14.000 14.450 83.600
55. Genki Takeshita University of Tsukuba 13.800 14.300 13.300 13.700 13.800 14.700 83.600
57. Kouhei Yasuda Fukuoka University 13.500 13.700 12.650 15.100 14.300 14.300 83.550
58. Yuki Yamaguchi Sohgo Gymnastics Club 13.950 12.950 13.700 15.150 13.850 13.900 83.500
59. Hiromasa Koga Sohgo Gymnastics Club 14.600 11.000 14.550 15.500 14.100 13.700 83.450
60. Kazuma Fujikawa Nippon Sport Science University 14.200 14.200 14.000 14.900 12.850 13.200 83.350
61. Yuki Nomura Fukudai Club 14.050 13.100 14.100 15.200 13.250 13.600 83.300
62. Tatsuki Ichise Seifu High School 13.400 13.350 13.550 15.200 14.300 13.400 83.200
63. Hidetoshi Mizutori Nittai Swallow 14.450 13.700 13.000 14.600 12.800 14.400 82.950
64. Kazuaki Koizumi Nihon University 13.850 14.150 13.450 14.750 12.750 13.950 82.900
65. Tomoaki Hasegawa KanzeiHigh School 13.350 13.450 13.250 15.200 13.100 14.450 82.800
66. Sho Nakamata Nihon University 13.900 12.950 13.600 15.050 14.100 13.100 82.700
67. Kousho Satou Waseda University 14.000 13.450 12.850 15.100 13.850 13.100 82.350
68. Sota Sakakibara Sabae High school 13.700 13.000 11.700 15.000 14.500 14.000 81.900
69. Wataru Satou Sendai University 12.950 13.150 14.250 15.050 13.150 13.300 81.850
70. Yoshimasa Noda Sabae High school 13.950 12.450 13.850 15.100 12.400 14.050 81.800
71. Riku Munakata Sendai University 14.950 11.750 12.550 15.700 13.950 12.500 81.400
72. Shogo Ootsuki Juntendo University 13.400 10.750 13.100 14.350 14.900 14.400 80.900
72. Keisuke Ogura Narashino High School 14.150 13.550 11.750 15.500 13.550 12.400 80.900
72. Kentarou Masumura Fukuoka University 12.800 13.550 13.500 14.200 13.150 13.700 80.900
75. Yuki Hoshijima KanzeiHigh School 13.900 12.350 12.800 14.750 13.750 12.950 80.500
76. Junta Kitagawa Kyusyu Kyoritsu University 13.900 12.250 12.450 14.650 13.250 13.750 80.250
76. Ryowa Morii University of Tsukuba 13.700 12.850 12.800 14.700 12.600 13.600 80.250
78. Juriya Kowase International Budo University 14.300 11.950 12.850 14.150 13.650 13.200 80.100
79. Daisuke Nakano Asahi Seimei 12.550 12.400 11.750 14.500 14.100 14.550 79.850
80. Hiroki Morii Tenri University 14.350 10.050 13.500 15.850 13.400 12.450 79.600
80. Kazuya Ueda Konami 12.850 12.250 13.750 13.700 13.250 13.800 79.600
82. Kazuki Oguni Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences 13.650 12.150 12.800 15.300 12.900 12.350 79.150
83. Shunichi Mochizuki Kyusyu Kyoritsu University 13.100 13.100 11.950 14.100 12.250 11.800 76.300
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