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Uchimura Wins Fifth Japanese National Title
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Three-time world champion Kohei Uchimura captured his fifth national title Sunday at the 66th Japanese Championships, held at Tokyo's Yoyogi Stadium.

Three-time world all-around champion Kohei Uchimura captured his fifth consecutive national title Sunday at the 66th Japanese Championships, held at Tokyo's Yoyogi Stadium.

Uchimura missed his Cassina on high bar but still won handily with 92.650. Kenya Kobayashi won the silver medal over Shogo Nonomura, 90.800-90.500.

Top qualifier Kazuhito Tanaka's 89.100 was good enough for seventh only.

Tanaka's sister Rie Tanaka won the women's competition, her first senior national title. The veteran Tanaka outscored runner-up Natsumi Sasada by 2 points, 56.450-54.450. Yuumi Iiduka was third with 54.400.

Five-time defending champion Koko Tsurumi placed seventh.

Uchimura, who has already been named to Japan's Olympic team, competed three events only during Saturday's qualification. Uchimura, along with the top 23 male gymnasts and 24 female gymnasts over the two-day competition, advance to May's NHK Cup. The results of both competitions will decide Japan's Olympic teams.

External Link: Japan Gymnastic Association

66th Japanese Gymnastics Championships
April 8, 2012, Yoyogi Stadium, Tokyo

Women's All-Around FinalVTUBBBFXTotal
1.Rie TanakaNippon Sport Science University14.05014.15014.20014.05056.450
2.Natsumi SasadaTeikyo High School13.40013.60014.05013.40054.450
3.Yuumi IidukaAsahi Seimei15.25014.00011.10014.05054.400
4.Asuka TeramotoLegyc Gymnastics13.80012.10013.75013.80053.450
5.Yuki UchiyamaSmile Gymnastics Club13.45013.15012.45014.15053.200
6.Yuko ShintakeHagoromo International University12.85013.45013.80012.95053.050
7.Koko TsurumiNippon Sport Science University13.00012.80014.30012.85052.950
8.Mai YamagishiHagoromo International University12.95012.55013.35013.50052.350
9.Yuu MinobeAsahi Seimei13.05013.15012.80013.15052.150
10.Wakana InoueMizutori Gymnastics Club13.50012.75012.90012.85052.000
11.Mai MurakamiYukio Iketani Gymnastics Club13.45011.35011.80014.70051.300
12.Sakura NodaAsahi Seimei12.85012.55012.40013.40051.200
13.Takuko KitanoOsaka University of Health and Sport Sciences13.30012.55012.60012.30050.750
14.Erika Lynn DankoDream Gymnastics Club13.85012.00012.30012.50050.650
15.Mizuho NagaiNippon Sport Science University15.40010.55011.50012.95050.400
16.Ryu WakikoTosu High Club15.00012.00011.60011.65050.250
17.Chinami OtakiKokushikan University12.70013.00012.10012.30050.100
18.Haruko NakamuraShitennoji Sports Club 13.60012.65011.35011.95049.550
19.Haruhi UchimuraNippon Sport Science University12.45012.60012.45011.90049.400
20.Kyoko OshimaAsahi Seimei12.55011.00012.80012.90049.250
21.Nanase AshikawaMizutori Gymnastics Club13.00010.65012.55012.55048.750
22.Mina SugimuraLegyc Gymnastics13.55011.55010.40012.90048.400
23.Maki IkejiriNippon Sport Science University13.10011.85011.90011.45048.300
24.Shizuka TozawaToda City Sports Center 12.00012.80011.10011.95047.850

Men's All-Around FinalFXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
1.Kohei UchimuraKONAMI15.80015.05015.30016.00015.60014.90092.650
2.Kenya KobayashiKONAMI14.15015.10015.15016.20015.50014.70090.800
3.Shogo NonomuraJuntendo University14.70014.70015.10015.50015.05015.00090.050
4.Ryohei KatoJuntendo University15.40014.65014.25015.80014.70015.00089.800
5.Makoto OkiguchiKONAMI15.45014.15014.80016.35014.60014.35089.700
6.Junpei OkaNippon Sport Science University14.50014.75014.05016.20014.65015.05089.200
7.Kazuhito TanakaTokushukai Gymnastics Club 14.55013.45014.85014.75015.90015.60089.100
8.Hiroyuki ImaiJuntendo University14.45014.15014.60015.35015.20014.80088.550
8.Shoichi YamamotoGifu Prefecture Athletic Association14.55014.20014.45015.40015.20014.75088.550
10.Yusuke TanakaKONAMI14.60014.25013.90014.15015.60015.85088.350
10.Yusuke SaitoTokushukai Gymnastics Club 13.90013.55014.50016.70014.40015.30088.350
12.Kohi YamamuroKONAMI14.70014.60015.60015.70014.35013.05088.000
13.Yousuke HoshiCentral Sports Co., Ltd.14.05014.05014.00015.70015.00015.00087.800
14.Daiki IshikawaJuntendo University14.70014.40014.25015.40013.70015.05087.500
15.Tatsuki NakashimaKONAMI14.80014.55014.00014.65014.75014.20086.950
15.Mitsuyasu OtaKONAMI14.40012.90014.30015.55014.35015.45086.950
17.Kazuaki KoizumiSogou Gymnastics Club13.85013.90014.40015.00014.70014.95086.800
18.Takuto KakitaniJuntendo University13.85014.50014.50015.15014.50014.25086.750
19.Takuya NakaseTokushukai Gymnastics Club13.50013.45015.05014.45015.35014.90086.700
20.Tomomasa HasegawaNippon Sport Science University13.75013.90014.50015.20014.00015.20086.550
20.Masataka AoyamaNippon Sport Science University13.45013.90014.70015.95014.45014.10086.550
22.Koji UematsuKONAMI14.15013.60014.35015.30012.85016.10086.350
23.Shun KuwaharaTokushukai Gymnastics Club 14.65013.05014.25015.45014.25014.65086.300
24.Shotaro ShiraiNippon Sport Science University14.65013.35014.20015.90013.95014.10086.150
25.Ryuzo SejimaNippon Sport Science University14.70013.30014.45015.05014.65013.85086.000
25.Takuya NaganoNihon University14.10012.95015.25015.35014.05014.30086.000
27.Yasuhisa TanakaSogou Gymnastics Club13.45013.60014.35015.95013.90014.45085.700
28.Ryotaka DeguchiTokushukai Gymnastics Club 14.30013.55013.70015.15014.45014.50085.650
29.Masahiro YoshidaSogou Gymnastics Club14.30013.15013.15015.45014.85014.60085.500
30.Hisashi MizutoriTokushukai Gymnastics Club 14.80012.60013.45015.80014.20014.60085.450
31.Takeito MoriKONAMI13.25013.55014.40014.60014.15014.80084.750
32.Masanori YamamotoTokushukai Gymnastics Club 13.50013.25014.55014.90014.50013.90084.600
33.Hitoshi AoyamaKONAMI13.65015.00013.85014.50014.10013.05084.150
34.Riku MunakataSogou Gymnastics Club15.00013.10013.85015.25013.45012.90083.550
35.Yuta ShimodaSogou Gymnastics Club13.40013.55013.50015.90013.55013.50083.400
36.Yasuhiro OkamuraAsahi Seimei 13.65013.15015.30015.10011.55013.80082.550
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