When Was Kohei Uchimura Born? posted by Gymnastics
Born January 3, 1989, in Japan, Khohei Unchimuar is an artistic gymnast, and 16-time world champion in parallel bars, high bar, floor, team, and all-around events. He has won four silvers and one gold medal in the Olympic Games for floor exercise, team, and all-around events. Uchimura has also achieved the record of winning all the all-round titles in a single cycle of the Olympics, and also all-around world titles for five years consecutively from 2009 to 2014. He is popular for his accuracy and delivery of complex routines.
Uchimura started gymnastics training when he was three years old, at the sports club of his parents in Nagasaki. By the time, he was 15; he had shifted to Tokyo, and was training under Naoya Tsukahara, an Athens gold medalist. In 2005, Uchimura competed for the time in an international junior competition. In 2007, he was part of the National Team of Japan and made his debut in March at the Paris World Cup, and won the bronze medal on vault. The same year in August, in Bangkok's Universiade's competition, he won the team gold, and in November won the silver for his team at the Good Luck event in Beijing.
In May 2008, Uchimura won his first gold on the floor at the World Cup event held in Tianjin. In the same year, he was selected in the national team for competing at the Beijing Olympics, where the team and he won the silver medal. In 2009, Uchimura was in the World Championships, where he finished with top points in horizontal bar, vault, rings, and floor. In 2010, he headed the Japanese team at the World Championships, and won his second title consecutively.Continue reading "When Was Kohei Uchimura Born?"