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Nov 2, 2015

Uchimura, Biles keep blowing everyone’s minds

GLASGOW (Reuters) – Kohei Uchicmura is no fan of “noisy arenas”, so the Japanese superhero should invest in some heavy-duty earplugs when he heads to Rio next August bidding to become the first gymnast in more than 40 years to win back-to-back Olympic all-around titles.

The all-conquering gymnast, who has been immortalized in comic strips in his homeland and has many screaming teenybopper fans around the world, will arrive in Brazil as the holder of a record six world all-around titles.

Nov 2, 2015

Gymnastics-Uchimura, Biles keep blowing everyone’s minds

GLASGOW, Nov 2 (Reuters) – Kohei Uchicmura is no fan of “noisy arenas”, so the Japanese superhero should invest in some heavy-duty earplugs when he heads to Rio next August bidding to become the first gymnast in more than 40 years to win back-to-back Olympic all-around titles.

The all-conquering gymnast, who has been immortalised in comic strips in his homeland and has many screaming teenybopper fans around the world, will arrive in Brazil as the holder of a record six world all-around titles.

Nov 1, 2015

American Biles takes world gold tally to record 10

GLASGOW (Reuters) – American Simone Biles was the proud owner of a record 10 golds at the world championships on Sunday just three days after almost toppling off the balance beam and then tumbling out of bounds on the floor in the all-around final.

The 4-foot-9-inch Biles stands head and shoulders above any other female gymnast in the history of the championships after securing a ‘four-peat’ of winning the team, all-around, balance beam and floor exercise events for the second year running.

Nov 1, 2015

Gymnastics-American Biles takes world gold tally to record 10

GLASGOW, Nov 1 (Reuters) – American Simone Biles was the proud owner of a record 10 golds at the world championships on Sunday just three days after almost toppling off the balance beam and then tumbling out of bounds on the floor in the all-around final.

The 4-foot-9-inch Biles stands head and shoulders above any other female gymnast in the history of the championships after securing a ‘four-peat’ of winning the team, all-around, balance beam and floor exercise events for the second year running.

Nov 1, 2015

Biles and Uchimura clock up 10th world golds

GLASGOW (Reuters) – The days of scooping a perfect 10 in gymnastics are long gone but Simone Biles and Kohei Uchimura both hit that magic mark on Sunday — that is 10 gold medals at the world championships.

Already considered the greatest gymnasts of this generation and possibly ever, the two all-around champions once again showed their ability to produce 24-karat-winning routines.

Nov 1, 2015

Gymnastics-Biles and Uchimura clock up 10th world golds

GLASGOW, Nov 1 (Reuters) – The days of scooping a perfect 10 in gymnastics are long gone but Simone Biles and Kohei Uchimura both hit that magic mark on Sunday — that is 10 gold medals at the world championships.

Already considered the greatest gymnasts of this generation and possibly ever, the two all-around champions once again showed their ability to produce 24-karat-winning routines.

Oct 31, 2015

Whitlock steals spotlight on day of records

GLASGOW (Reuters) – It was 112 years in the making as Max Whitlock ended Britain’s hunt for a male champion at the gymnastics world championships on Saturday when 15.366 was the magic number for four women sharing the asymmetric bars title.

Fan Yilin, Viktoriia Komova, Daria Spiridonova and Madison Kocian shared an unprecedented four gold medals when the judges could not decide between their asymmetric bars routines — leaving them all deadlocked on the same score.

Oct 31, 2015

Four gymnasts share asymmetric bars gold

GLASGOW (Reuters) – Fan Yilin, Viktoriia Komova, Daria Spiridonova and Madison Kocian shared an unprecedented four gold medals at the gymnastics world championships on Saturday when the judges could not decide between their asymmetric bars routines.

China’s Fan was the first to be awarded 15.366 points for her gravity-defying routine that involved traveling between the two bars while executing a number of difficult elements.

Oct 31, 2015

Whitlock wins historic gold for Britain on pommel horse

GLASGOW (Reuters) – Max Whitlock finally ended Britain’s 112-year wait for a men’s gold medalist at the gymnastics world championships when he edged out team mate Louis Smith by the narrowest of margins with a smooth and silky pommel horse performance on Saturday.

The failure of Hungary’s Olympic and 2014 world champion Krisztian Berki to qualify for the final raised hopes that Smith might finally land the gold as he had been the top performer in qualifying.

Oct 31, 2015

Paseka soars past Hong and Biles to land vault title

GLASGOW (Reuters) – Russia’s Maria Paseka upstaged favorite Simone Biles and North Korea’s defending champion Hong Un-jong with two soaring leaps to capture the vault gold at the gymnastics world championships on Saturday.

Paseka hit her landing with both her vaults, an Amanar — a round-off on to the springboard followed by a back handspring on to the vaulting equipment before flying into the air while twisting around two-and-a-half times — and a Cheng, to earn an average total of 15.666. She earned Russia their first gold of the Glasgow championships.