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Uchimura, Tanaka Lead Japanese Olympic Teams
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Kohei Uchimura and Rie Tanaka scored victories at the 51st NHK Cup, held Friday and Saturday in Tokyo.

The results — combined with the Japanese national championships in April — determined Japan's squads to this summer's Olympic Games in London.

Uchimura, the three-time world all-around champion and undisputed best gymnast on the planet, had already been named to the five-member Olympic team in December. Ryohei Kato, Kazuhito Tanaka, Yusuke Tanaka and Koji Yamamuro were named to the team on Saturday.

Uchimura is the only returning member from Japan's second-place squad at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, where he also won the all-around silver medal. A close second to China at the past two world championships, the Japanese men are hoping to reclaim the team title in London.

Rie Tanaka — sister of Kazuhito and Yusuke — will represent Japan in London along with Yuu Minobe, Yuko Shintake, Asuka Teramoto and Koko Tsurumi. Minobe, Shintake and Tsurumi were members of Japan's fifth-place team at the 2008 Olympic Games.

External Link: Japanese Gymnastic Association

51st NHK Cup
May 4-5, Tokyo

Women's All-AroundVTUBBBFXTotal
1. Rie Tanaka Nippon Sport Science University 14.100 14.150 13.700 13.700 55.650
2. Yuu Minobe Asahi Seimei 13.300 13.950 14.900 13.100 55.250
3. Yuki Uchiyama Smile gymnastics club 14.200 13.800 12.750 13.850 54.600
4. Koko Tsurumi Nippon Sport Science University 13.450 14.000 13.750 13.150 54.350
5. Asuka Teramoto LEGYC Gymnastics Club 13.900 13.900 13.050 13.300 54.150
6. Mai Murakami Yukio Iketani Gymnastics Club 13.550 12.200 13.150 14.600 53.500
7. Yuko Shintake Hagoromo International University 13.250 13.000 13.650 13.450 53.350
8. Kyoko Oshima Asahi Seimei 13.300 13.550 13.200 13.150 53.200
9. Mai Yamagishi Hagoromo International University 13.000 13.400 13.250 13.250 52.900
10. Natsumi Sasada Teikyo High School 13.500 13.350 12.500 13.250 52.600
11. Sakura Noda Asahi Seimei 13.050 12.700 13.300 13.250 52.300
12. Ryu Wakiko Tosu Club 15.050 12.500 11.450 13.050 52.050
13. Wakana Inoue Mizutori Gymnastics Club 13.650 12.600 12.750 13.000 52.000
14. Chinami Otaki Kokushikan University 12.900 12.250 12.850 11.850 49.850
15. Haruhi Uchimura Nippon Sport Science University 11.850 12.500 12.650 12.400 49.400
16. Haruka Nakamura Shitennoji Sports Club 13.500 12.300 11.800 11.750 49.350
17. Shizuka Tozawa Toda City Sports Center 13.500 11.750 11.700 12.350 49.300
18. Erika Lynn Danko Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences 13.600 11.300 12.050 12.300 49.250
19. Nanase Ashikawa Mizutori Gymnastics Club 13.200 11.600 11.800 12.500 49.100
20. Mina Sugimura LEGYC Gymnastics Club 13.800 11.150 11.700 12.400 49.050
21. Yumoto Sakura Narawa Gymnastics Club 13.150 12.100 10.650 12.450 48.350
22. Takuko Kitano Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences 12.250 9.800 12.500 12.150 46.700

Men's All-AroundFXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
1. Kohei Uchimura KONAMI 15.550 15.250 15.400 15.900 15.550 15.650 93.300
2. Koji Yamamuro KONAMI 14.550 14.650 15.750 16.600 15.100 14.900 91.550
3. Kenya Kobayashi KONAMI 13.900 15.050 15.250 15.650 15.300 15.050 90.200
4. Ryohei Kato Juntendo University 15.350 14.400 14.600 15.450 15.150 15.050 90.000
5. Kazuhito Tanaka Tokushukai Gymnastics Club 14.950 13.350 14.900 15.500 15.600 15.600 89.900
6. Junpei Oka Nippon Sport Science University 15.100 14.700 14.250 15.400 14.650 15.050 89.150
7. Koji Uematsu KONAMI 14.450 13.750 14.550 15.350 14.650 15.850 88.600
8. Hisashi Mizutori Tokushukai Gymnastics Club 14.350 14.000 13.900 16.050 14.300 15.550 88.150
9. Hiroyuki Imai Juntendo University 14.350 13.800 14.650 15.400 15.050 14.750 88.000
10. Daiki Ishikawa Juntendo University 13.900 14.350 14.500 15.300 14.900 15.000 87.950
11. Shogo Nonomura Juntendo University 14.450 13.250 15.200 16.450 15.100 13.400 87.850
12. Masataka Aoyama Nippon Sport Science University 15.050 13.450 14.900 15.950 14.300 14.000 87.650
13. Shoichi Yamamoto Gifu Prefecture Athletic Association 14.500 14.000 14.150 15.150 15.050 14.700 87.550
14. Yusuke Saito Tokushukai Gymnastics Club 13.450 14.100 14.650 16.150 14.350 14.700 87.400
15. Makoto Okiguchi KONAMI 15.000 12.400 14.350 16.400 14.150 14.550 86.850
16. Ryuzo Sejima Nippon Sport Science University 14.650 13.750 14.600 15.700 14.300 13.750 86.750
16. Yusuke Tanaka KONAMI 12.800 14.400 14.400 15.000 14.900 15.250 86.750
18. Tatsuki Nakashima KONAMI 14.550 14.600 13.900 15.100 13.750 14.100 86.000
19. Takuto Kakitani Juntendo University 14.200 14.550 14.300 15.250 13.450 14.050 85.800
20. Ryotaka Deguchi Tokushukai Gymnastics Club 14.550 13.350 13.850 14.500 14.600 14.600 85.450
21. Kazuaki Koizumi Sogo Gymnastics Club 13.900 14.000 14.350 14.400 14.950 13.250 84.850
22. Yousuke Hoshi Central Sports Co., Ltd. 13.450 11.750 13.850 15.150 15.300 15.150 84.650
23. Mitsuyasu Ota KONAMI 14.200 12.400 12.300 15.600 13.500 14.950 82.950
24. Takuya Nakase Tokushukai Gymnastics Club 13.100 12.400 15.100 15.400 14.050 12.650 82.700
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Catherine Wallace said:

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Uchimura the great
Undisputed best gymnast on the planet is right. The way he performed today, nobody could have touched. He was exquisite, beautiful perfection on everything, but his floor and high bar were particularly breathtaking.

Wonderful to see the three Tanaka siblings representing Japan at the Olympics. I talked to their father earlier and he is so proud; three very talented gymnasts, and if my meeting with Kazuhito is anything to go on, three very nice people as well.
 
May 05, 2012
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