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AGU Office, Doha (QAT) October 29, 2015: Uchimura leads Japan on its day of glory.

After silver at four straight World Championships -- including a 0.1 heartbreaker last year in Nanning -- the Japanese men finally reversed their fortunes to take gold Wednesday night in Glasgow.
Team gold for the first time since 1978 is the realisation of a dream for star Kohei Uchimura, who contributed heavily to his team's victory, scoring 91.531 of Japan's 270.818 points. The gymnast many believe is the best who ever lived has already won the past five consecutive World All-around titles in his own right but said before the competition that he would rather win gold with his team than a sixth consecutive individual title. The heavy favorite for Friday's Men's All-around final, he may well get to have both.
The anticipated Japan-China team showdown never materialized. Guided by master twister Kenzo Shirai, who slayed the competition on Floor with his quadruple twist, Japan distanced themselves by 2.7 points from the beginning and had extended their lead to 6.3 over China by the halfway point of the competition.
But falls from Yusuke Tanaka and Uchimura on the High Bar in the final rotation brought the team brutally back down to earth. By a margin of less than half a point, they held on following a late charge from Great Britain, which finished their competition on a high note on Floor before an adoring public.
"I would have liked to have had a perfect competition, so I feel bad about my fall on High Bar," said Uchimura. "As the last competitor, I wanted to perfect all the way through."
Still, after nearly four decades of waiting for a World title, Uchimura, Tanaka, Ryohei Kato, Kazuma Kaya, Kenzo Shirai and Naoto Hayasaka are guaranteed to return to Japan as heroes of the archipelago. If nothing else, they have made their mothers, who watched the competition waving Japanese flags from the stands, very proud.

China's fall from grace
For the Chinese, 12 years of domination at the World level came to an end Wednesday night. From the beginning, Lin Chaopan, Deng Shudi, Zhang Chenglong, Xiao Ruoteng, Liu Yang and You Hao looked less precise than usual. China never held the lead, getting lost in the classification early before rebounding to take bronze on the strength of strong performances on Parallel Bars and High Bar. To challenge for the title, however, it was too little, too late. Less than a year before the Rio Olympics, the Chinese have accomplished little other than signalling to the rest of the world that their Olympic title is by no means assured. "China has a great history in gymnastics. For us, this is a warning," said Zhang Chenglong. "We didn't win this year, but we know that we are still one of the strongest nations."


AGU Office, Doha (QAT) October 29, 2015: The Chinese women gymnasts are marching out of the shadow of their counterparts on the men’s team.
The group of Shang Chunsong, Wang Yan, Mao Yi, Tan Jiaxin, Fan Yilin overcame a sloppy qualifier to claim silver in the team finals at the world championships on Tuesday.
Compared to Chinese men, who will go for another world championship on Wednesday, the women have struggled with consistency. After winning the team gold at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, the Chinese finished off the podium completely in London three years ago and ran a distant second to the US at last year’s worlds.
While catching the Americans, who won the event, is tough for everyone at the moment, China’s score of 176.164 was easily the second-best in the eight-team final, nearly four points clear of surprise bronze medallists Britain. At the moment, the top of the podium appears out of reach. Still, China are encouraged with less than a year to go before the 2016 Olympics.
“We knew we wouldn’t win the first place, so we were relaxed going into the finals,” Shang said.
Chinese coach Xiong Jingbin credited a mental adjustment to Tuesday’s turnaround. China plodded through qualifying, slipping off bars and looking a bit of a mess. The mistakes largely vanished in the finals.
“It all came down to the mental state, so we strengthened mental preparations [after the qualification] and told the kids to do what they have been doing at day-to-day training,” coach Xiong Jingbin said.
The girls were thrown off at the qualifier when they found the judges got moved from the floor to the benches, a change by the sport’s governing body.
“The teams were adjusting to that differently,” Xiong said. “Our girls were not used to it, but they adjusted to that by the time the finals came around.”
The Chinese team started off with solid performances on the uneven bars. Shang, Fan and Tan gymnasts soared all scoring 15.133 or higher on the apparatus that China has long dominated.
Then Wang Yan fell off of the balance beam, scoring 13.300, but it turned out to be the lowest score for the team on Tuesday night.
Unnerved by her teammate’s lapse, Shang leaped onto the beam, tumbled dazzlingly before flying off the beam like a lark. She scored an impressive 14.600.
The team moved into the second place after putting on a solid performance on the mat. The few missteps were minor and forgivable.
When Tan nailed her vault, the team put enough distance with its rivals that a second place was almost guaranteed.
“I am very satisfied with the team’s performance today,” Xiong said.
And Tuesday’s performance was so inspiring that China now has its eyes on the gold in Rio.
“In terms of difficulty, we are closing the gap with the Americans, but we fall short in how we execute the routines,” said Ye Zhennan, who leads the Chinese delegation to Glasgow. “We still have advantages in uneven bars and balance beam, but we need to close the gap with the Americans on vault and floor exercise. Hopefully, we will have a showdown with Americans in Rio.”

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Doha (QAT) AGU Office: September 18, 2015: Junior Finals of The Acrobatic Gymnastics Asian Championships, which is being held at the the Linan Convention Center Jinnan Xin Cheng, Linan in Hangzhou finished today with the domination of Kazakhstan with 2 Gold medals followed by China with one Gold medal.
Results of the Junior Finals:

Men's Pair (Junior) FINAL (Balance)

1- KAZAKHSTAN 27.100
2- CHINA 26.900

Women's Group (Junior) FINAL (Dynamic)

1- KAZAKHSTAN 1: 28.150
2- UZBEKISTAN: 27.950
3- CHINA 1: 27.550
4- DPR KOREA: 27.150

Women's Pair (Junior) FINAL (Balance)

1- CHINA: 28.100
2- DPR KOREA: 27.500
3- JAPAN: 26.900
5- KAZAKHSTAN 2: 26.300



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Doha (QAT), AGU Office, October 22, 2015: Those who have had the honor of standing on the medal podium with Kohei Uchimura describe him as "the Bolt of Gymastics," "Superman," "King Kohei" or -- in the most positive sense -- "a monster." With five consecutive World All-around titles, the Japanese maestro could also simply be called the best male gymnast of all time.
But beyond the incredible All-around domination which has landed him in the Guinness Book of World Records, Uchimura is fascinating for his perpetual quest for perfection, the Holy Grail of Gymnastics. If some in this era have chosen to perform a higher level of difficulty at the expense of good execution, Uchimura returns Men's Artistic Gymnastics to all its nobility.
This quest for perfection began at a young age. Uchimura's father Kazuhisa, himself a former gymnast, taught three-year-old Kohei his first skills at his own club in Nagasaki. At 15, Uchimura left his family to train in Tokyo alongside his idol Naoya Tsukahara, a key member of the gold medal-winning Japanese team at the 2004 Olympic Games. In 2007, while still a teenager, Uchimura took his place on the National team, where he quickly distinguished himself for his strokes of brilliance.
At the Beijing Olympic Games, Uchimura was the youngest of the Japanese Men's team, but one of its top performers nonetheless. In spite of two falls off the Pommel Horse during the Individual All-around final, he won the silver medal, to go along with the silver earned by the Japanese in the team competition.
It was the following year at the 2009 World Championships in London, in the same arena as the future Olympic Games, that the man with the warm smile and mischievous eyes began his extraordinary domination, winning his first World title by 2.5 points, the same margin that separated second from eighth place.
Although just 1m62, he has looked down on his competition ever since. No injury has managed to derail his path. At the World Championships in Rotterdam in 2010, he defended his World All-around title and earned three additional medals in spite of a shoulder problem.
The year afterward in Tokyo, he competed with pain in his calf, but was such a "machine" that he still defeated his closest rival by more than three points. In taking his third consecutive World All-around title, Uchimura received a two-minute ovation from the spectators in Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium upon completion of his fianl routine. "I thought it was an earthquake. I've never received such applause," he said.
After such a winning streak, gold at the London Olympics seemed preordained, and on his road to Rio, the Olympic champion has shown no sign of struggle in either 2013 or 2014, winning two more World titles with seeming ease.
But if this exceptional gymnast who is especially strong on Floor and Parallel Bars already possesses an impressive collection of medals from the Olympic Games (five, including one gold and four silver) and World Championships (16, including seven gold), one dream that has not yet come to fruition is winning gold with his team at one of the great international competitions. Since 2008, the Chinese men have always managed to surpass the Japanese team at the World Championships and Olympic Games.
Perhaps the Japanese will end up on top one of these years, fulfilling Uchimura's ultimate wish. For the sake of his daughter, whom he would like to remember seeing him compete among the best, "King Kohei" plans to extend the great Olympic adventure until Tokyo 2020.

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Doha (QAT) AGU Office: September 17, 2015: After the opening ceremony for The Acrobatic Gymnastics Asian Championships, which is being held at the the Linan Convention Center Jinnan Xin Cheng, Linan in Hangzhou start today the qualification competition for the finals at Kazakhstan dominated the most of the events, five of ten events.
You can find below the results of the qualifications vents:

Men's Group (Junior) QUALIFICATIONS (Balance)

1- Kazakhstan: 28.200
2- China 1: 26.600
3- China 2: 24.400

Men's Pair (Junior) QUALIFICATIONS (Balance)

1- Kazakhstan: 27.100
2- China: 26.450
3- Turkmenistan: 24.400

Mixed Pair (Junior) QUALIFICATIONS (Dynamic)

1- Kazakhstan 1: 28.100
2- China: 26.550
3- Kazakhstan 2: 26.050

Women's Group (Junior) QUALIFICATIONS (Dynamic)

1- Kazakhstan 1: 27.800
2- Uzbekistan: 27.600
3- China 1: 27.500
4- DPR Korea: 27.300

Women's Pair (Junior) QUALIFICATIONS (Balance)

1- China 1: 27.450
2- DPR Korea: 27.350
3- Kazakhstan 1: 27.300
4- Kazakhstan 2: 27.050
5- Japan: 25.600
6- Turkmenistan: 25.000

Men's Group (Senior) Competitions (Balance)

1-  China 1: 29.370
2- DPR Korea: 29.060

Men's Pair (Senior) Competitions (Balance)

1- DPR Korea: 27.650
2- Kazakhstan 1: 27.430
3- China 1: 26.940

Mixed Pair (Senior) Competitions (Dynamic)

1- Kazakhstan 1: 27.970
2- DPR Korea: 27.730
3- Uzbekistan: 26.360

Women's Group (Senior) Competitions (Dynamic)

1- China 1: 27.620
2- DPR Korea: 27.160
3- China 2: 26.330

Women's Pair (Senior) Competitions (Balance)

1- DPR Korea: 28.370
2- China 1: 27.120
3- China 2: 26.510


Doha (QAT) AGU Office: September 19, 2015: Senior Finals of The Acrobatic Gymnastics Asian Championships, which is being held at the the Linan Convention Center Jinnan Xin Cheng, Linan in Hangzhou finished today with the domination of Kazakhstan and China with 2 Gold medals:
Results of the Junior Finals:

Men's Pair (Senior) FINAL (Balance, Dynamic and combined)

1- KAZAKHSTAN 1: (NAISBAYEV Sultanbek,MUSLIMOV Daniyar): 83.970
2- DPR KOREA: (RI Chol Jun,KIM Un Hak): 83.700
3- CHINA 2: (LI An,XIANG Lingzhi): 79.830

Men's Group (Senior) FINAL (Balance, Dynamic and combined)

1- China: (LI Zheng, RUI Liuming, ZHANG Teng and ZHOU Jiahuai: 89.250
2- DPR Korea: (RI Kum Song, RYU Chol Yong, KIM Su Nam and RI Song): 85.860

Women's Group (Senior) FINAL (Balance, Dynamic and combined)

1- China1: (LI Run,XIA Zhimeng,YANG Xiaoyi): 84.690
2- DPR Korea: (RI Jin Hwa,RI Hyang,KIM Un Sol): 83.520
3- China2: (CHEN Xinli,MA Yanlin,ZHAO Jie): 80.560

Women's Pair (Senior) FINAL (Balance, Dynamic and combined)

1- DPR KOREA: (JONG Kum Hwa,PYON Yun Ae): 85.370
2- CHINA 1: (MO Zhixin,ZHANG Zhiyun): 81.790
3- CHINA 2: (MENG Jie,WU Shiheng): 79.830

Mixed Pair (Senior) Final (Balance, Dynamic and combined)

1- KAZAKHSTAN: (FEDKOVICH Dmitriy and YANITSKAYA Angelina): 83.930
2- DPR KOREA: (KIM Chol Song and U Phyong Hui): 82.340
3- UZBEKISTAN: KARIMOV Doniyor and ANVAROVA Mukhlisakhon: 75.960



Doha (QAT) AGU Office: September 15, 2015: More than 90 gymnasts from 6 countries are set to participate in the Asian Championships, which will be held September 17-19, 2015 at the Linan Convention Center Jinnan Xin Cheng, Linan in Hangzhou.
The fact that China will host the Acrobatic Gymnastics Asian Championships is proof to the confidence that the Asian Gymnastics Union (AGU) sets in the China Gymnastics Association and especially before the preparation to organize the 25th Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships slated for March 21 – April 5, 2016 in Putian (CHN), a metropolis located midway between Hong Kong and Shanghai. China continue as a reliable partner in targeting such major sporting events and development of Gymnastics in the state.
Acrobatic Gymnastics is popular in China, notably due to the spectacular pyramids performed by the nation’s Men’s team

Qualifications 11-16

Each pair and group presents one Balance and one Dynamic exercise.
Final 11-16

In the final, pairs and groups will present one exercise, as pre-determined by category, either Balance or Dynamic.
Women’s Pairs:       Balance
Mixed Pairs:           Dynamic
Men’s Pairs:           Balance
Women’s Groups:  Dynamic
Men’s Groups:       Balance
SENIOR in all 5 categories

1 Balance Exercise + 1 Dynamic Exercise + 1 Combined Exercise
The places determined by the sum of scores from the 3 exercises (balance, dynamic and combined).

Competition description

Balance Exercises must demonstrate strength, balance, flexibility and agility. Dynamic Exercises must demonstrate flight from throws, boosts, pitches and flight before catches. Combined Exercises must demonstrate elements characteristic of both the Balance and Dynamic Exercise.

The Superior Jury is composed of the TC President; 2 Artistry Experts; 2 Execution Experts; 2 Difficulty Experts.
A panel of judges for each event of Acrobatic Gymnastics normally is composed  of: 1 Chair of Judges Panel; 2 Difficulty Judges; 4 Execution Judges ; 4 Artistic Judges ; 1 Line Judge (Optional) ; 1 Time Judge (Optional).

Each of the 3 exercises: Balance, Dynamic and Combined has a different character and is judged for its (A) artistic merit, (D) difficulty value and technical (E) execution. The E, A, D scores, penalties, final score and rank are shown to the public.
For all competitions, the execution and artistry of performances are each evaluated from 0 – 10.0 to an accuracy of 0.001. The Difficulty Score for an exercise has no maximum for seniors. It is ‘open’. (In Age Group (junior), difficulty is strictly controlled, to a maximum of 10.0.)
The Artistic score (A) for the performed exercise is the average of the two middle scores of the 4 Artistic Judges, after eliminating the highest and lowest.
The sum of the difficulty values of elements successfully performed in an exercise are totaled to provide a raw score which defines the total Difficulty Value of an exercise. The Difficulty Value is converted to a Difficulty (D) score, using the Conversion Tables in the Tables of Difficulty.
The Execution (E) Score for a performed exercise is the average of the two middle scores of the 4 Execution Judges after eliminating the highest and lowest.
The Total score is the score before any penalties. There is no maximum score for an exercise performed by seniors. (The maximum score for an exercise performed by juniors is 30.0.).
The total score for a performed exercise is calculated by the formula: A + D + E – Penalties = Total Score.

Execution is concerned with the quality of the technical performance of an exercise not the technique used:  Efficiency and logic of entries to and exits from elements; efficiency of technical execution; correctness of line and shape; amplitude in execution of pair/group and individual elements; full stretch in balance elements and maximum flight of dynamic elements; stability of static elements; confident, effective catching, pitching and throwing; landing control.
The difficulty of an exercise is determined by consideration of the elements used in the composition of an exercise. A Tariff Sheet is the illustrated declaration of the pair, group and individual elements of difficulty which are to be performed.

Artistry is concerned with the choreographic structure and design of an exercise, and the variety of content including the selection of elements of difficulty.  It also includes the relationship between partners, movement and music.
Choreography is defined as the mapping out of the body’s movements, both gymnastic and artistic, over space and time, as well as in relation to the other performance partners. It is the aesthetic linking of elements of difficulty by choreographic steps, leaps and turns.  It demands the creative use of space and the use of a variety of pathways, levels, directions, body shapes, rhythm and speed. Elements of difficulty and the choreography should use the entire floor.
Musicality & Expression
Music selection must be appropriate for age, competition, and the ability of the gymnasts. A good musical selection will help establish the structure, rhythm and theme of the exercise. All exercises must be choreographed to harmonize logically and aesthetically with the rhythm and mood of the musical accompaniment.
There must be a visible connection and tangible relationship between the partners. Partners should be well matched to highlight the performance of their partner(s).
Partners should present a distinctive, uniform manner to maximize appropriate chemistry throughout the exercise. Partners should have the ability to go beyond their own relationship to touch the audience and the jury.


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