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RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA), AGU Office Aug 10, 2016: Kohei Uchimura lived up to his 'King' moniker with a supreme horizontal bar routine to snatch gymnastics all-around gold away from Ukraine's Oleg Verniaiev on Wednesday.
The Japanese superstar trailed by almost a point heading into the final rotation, but it pitted him against Verniaiev on his rival's least-favoured apparatus and one which Uchimura is world champion in.
Verniaiev was a stuck landing away from causing a huge upset in the event, but he stumbled on dismount, after Uchimura had piled on the pressure with an enormous score of 15.800.
The turnaround meant Uchimura won by just .099 of a point. Great Britain's Max Whitlock took bronze behind the leading pair.
Whitlock had run Uchimura closer than anyone in the latter's career when finishing almost one and a half points outside gold at the 2014 World Championship, but Verniaiev brought the heat like nobody before him, superlative routines in the rings and horizontal bars setting up the tensest of finales.
Such a climax looked unlikely when Uchimura began his work with a stunning 15.766 on the floor, while Whitlock began on his favoured pommel horse, registering 15.875.
Verniaiev's consistency kept him in contention, as he racked up the second-highest score on pommel horse and led in the rings to ensure Uchimura lost ground.
When the Ukrainian took 0.500 points out of the reigning champion on parallel bars, the scent of surprise was rich in the air, although Verniaiev's relative weakness on horizontal bar kept Uchimura in the hunt.
And how he took advantage, producing a stunning routine of poise and breath-taking changes in direction to put Verniaiev in need of replicating the 14.900 he had managed at last year's European Games.
A solid routine - lacking his predecessor's fireworks but impressive nonetheless - just needed a solid landing, but a stumble off the bars ensured Uchimura's legacy remains intact.
His third Olympic gold medal puts him two behind his country's most decorated gymnast in the Games - Takashi Ono - with an individual floor final to follow at Rio 2016 as well as potential crowning glory on home turf in four years' time.

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RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA), AGU Office Aug 9, 2016: The American women captured their second consecutive Olympic team title in grand fashion Tuesday night at the Rio Olympic Arena. The reigning Olympic champions topped Russia by more than 8 points, nearly twice the gap that separated second from last place in the eight team final.
Just as they did in Sunday's qualification round, Gabrielle Douglas, Alexandra Raisman, Simone Biles, Lauren Hernandez and Madison Kocian slayed the competition, hitting each of their routines with disarming assurance.
This is the third Olympic gold for Douglas and Raisman, both members of the "Fierce Five" team that won in 2012. Both added a second gold in London, Douglas in the All-around, Raisman on Floor.

First Olympic final, first Olympic gold for Biles
The three-time World champion joined the Olympic gold medallist club by clinching the title with her teammates Tuesday. But the smiling, energetic Simone Biles is capable of achieving even more: she posted the highest scores in the All-around as well as on Vault, Balance Beam and Floor Exercise in the qualification round, meaning that she could earn as many as four more gold medals before the competition concludes.

U.S. domination by the numbers
At the 2012 Olympics, the USA won gold by 5.066 points ahead of Russia
At the 2014 World Championships, the USA won gold by 6.194 points ahead of China
At the 2015 World Championships, the USA won gold by 5.174 pts ahead of China
At the 2016 Olympics, the USA won gold by 8.209 points ahead of Russia

Russia pockets a second silver
With the Americans so far ahead the rest of the field, the suspense of the final was played out in the fight for silver and bronze, which came down to the last event. With their strong finish on Vault, the Russians literally jumped to the second rung of the podium. Aliya Mustafina and Maria Paseka, both members of the team who took silver in London four years ago, earned their fifth and third Olympic medals, respectively. But for the Russian team, which also includes Angelina Melnikova, Seda Tutkhalian and Daria Spiridonova, this silver medal means a lot, just as it did for their male teammates, who also took silver in Monday's Men's Team final.

China in bronze
If winning bronze was bitter for the 2008 and 2012 Olympic champion Chinese men Monday, it tasted better to the Chinese women. Mao Yi, Tan Jiaxin, Wang Yan, Shang Chunsong and Fan Yilin were set to touch silver before a rough Floor rotation ended their hopes of beating Russia. But for a team that finished an unlucky fourth in London, any medal is a good medal.
Japan, in bronze medal position going into the final rotation, ultimately placed fourth, ahead of Great Britain, Germany, the Netherlands and Brazil. 

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Doha (QAT) AGU Office, May 01, 2016: The Finals events of the 14th Junior Rhythmic Gymnastics Asian Championships held between April 30 and May 1, 2016.
The final events dominated by both Kazakhstan and Japan.

Team Final
The team final was dominated by Kazakhstan: ADILKHANOVA Alin, TLEKENOVA Adilya, VASSENKINA Alyona and RUSTEMOVA Amina had a total of 151.718 pts and the first place. The Second place go to Uzbekistan with 146.036 pts, performed by KISELYOVA Aleksiya, USMANOVA Nurinisso, ZAKIROVA Lola and TYAN Milana. Moreover, the third place go to Japan with 140.316 pts with the participation of KITA Sumire, YAMADA Aino, OIWA Chisaki and KOIKE Karin.
Mrs. Shayakhmetova Umut President of Kazakhstan Gymnastics Federation distributed the medal ceremony

Individual All-Around Final
Confirming the qualification event, the superb gymnast KITA Sumire from Japan dominate the individual All-Around Final with a total of 63.750 pts and the Gold Medal with an advantage of one tens only for the Kazakh's: ADILKHANOVA Alina with 63.750 pts and the Silver Medal and then the Uzbek USMANOVA Nurinisso  with 62.500 pts and the bronze Medal.

Group Final
Kazakhstan returned and won the group final with 15.067 pts and the Gold Medal, followed by Japan with 14.967 pts and the silver medal, then the third place go to North Korea 14.483 pts and the bronze medal.

Apparatus Finals
The gold medals of the Apparatus Finals was divided between Kazakhstan and Japan with two medals for both.


1- KITA Sumire JPN 15.950
2- ADILKHANOVA Alina KAZ 15.133
3- USMANOVA Nurinisso UZB 15.117


1- ADILKHANOVA Alina KAZ 15.883
2- USMANOVA Nurinisso UZB 15.150
3- KITA Sumire JPN 15.050


1- ADILKHANOVA Alina KAZ 15.683
2- RUSTEMOVA Amina KAZ 15.567
3- KITA Sumire JPN 15.283


1- KITA Sumire JPN 15.967
2- ADILKHANOVA Alina KAZ 15.683
3- TYAN Milana UZB 15.333

See attachment the results.

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RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA), AGU Office Aug 8, 2016: After silvers at the past two Olympic Games, Kohei Uchimura led the Japanese to the team gold medal in Men's Gymnastics Monday night in Rio.

A seventh gold for Japan
The Japanese men extended their record as the most successful team in Men's Gymnastics with their seventh Olympic team title, defeating Russia and 2008 and 2012 Olympic champions China in a suspense-filled final whose outcome was not decided until the final event.
The Japanese (Kohei Uchimura, Kenzo Shirai, Ryohei Kato, Yusuke Tanaka and Koji Yamamuro) began slowly on Pommel Horse and even trailed the Russians by two points after the second of six rotations. The reigning World champions didn't begin pulling away until they went to Vault, where twisting sensation Shirai electrified the team by sticking one of his signature skills, a triple-twisting jump named in his honor. Japan never looked back, executing a string of sterling performances on Parallel Bars, Horizontal Bar and, under immense pressure, on Floor Exercise. There, Olympic and six-time World All-around champion Uchimura sealed the victory with a nearly flawless routine.
No team has been more successful in Olympic competition than the Japanese, who won five Olympic team titles between 1960 and 1976, as well as in Athens in 2004.

A personal victory for Uchimura
Team gold is the realisation of a long-held dream for Uchimura, the gymnast many consider the greatest of all time. For "King Kohei", who owns team silvers from the Beijing and London Olympic Games, standing atop an Olympic podium with his teammates has been his number one goal, even over another All-around title.
Uchimura now has six Olympic medals, and having locked down the first gold in Men's Gymnastics at this Games, he can focus on defending his title in Wednesday's All-around final. He will have a third chance to add to his medal haul in the Floor final, an event where he won Olympic silver in 2012.

Sweet silver for Russia
The Russian men have waited 16 years to stand on an Olympic podium: their last team medal, a bronze, came in Sydney in 2000.
For a moment, it looked like Rio too might pass them by. Due to the doping scandal that put the entire Russian delegation's Olympic participation in doubt, the team didn't know if they would even be able to compete in Rio until last week.
If they were distracted, it didn't show. Focused and precise throughout, the team (Ivan Stretovich, David Belyavskiy, Nikolai Kuksenkov, Denis Abliazin and Nikita Nagornyy) held the lead for two thirds of the evening but were unable to match the Japanese  as they ascended on Parallel Bars, High Bar and Floor Exercise.

The end of Chinese domination
Bronze tastes bittersweet for the Chinese team (Deng Shudi, Lin Chaopan, Liu Yang, You Hao and Zhang Chenglong), for whom gold has been the standard at the Olympics since 2008. In a competition where no room is left for error, China began with a fall on Floor Exercise and recorded other small mistakes as the competition unfolded. Needing near perfect scores on High Bar to challenge for the gold on the last event, China couldn't finish the job against either Japan or Russia.
After a third place finish at the last World Championships, this second bronze rings of the end of Chinese dominance in international competition.

Great Britain, USA odd teams out
Great Britain, who won Olympic bronze in 2012 and World silver in 2015, finished off the podium ahead of the United States at a competition where both teams had hoped for better. Host country Brazil, buoyed by the support of an adoring crowd, ranked sixth in their first ever Olympic team final. Germany and Ukraine, who bowed out of the competition early, rounded out the final in seventh and eighth.

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AGU Office, Doha (QAT) April 30, 2016: Losing a friend is one of the most painful experiences a person must endure in life. Everybody at some point has lost a friend, and it is hard for us to accept that a person we shared so many moments with and trusted with so many things, Mr. Seif Abu Adel is no longer in our life. As many of you know, Mr. Seif Abu Adel was my best friend. He was the FIG Executive Committee Member, President of Arab Gymnastics Union and President of Kuwait Gymnastics Federation. He did a lot for the development of Gymnastics in Kuwait and in all the whole of wold.
It is terrible to hear about your loss and we express our sincere sympathy to you and your family. We will never forget you. We will pray for you.

Doha (QAT) AGU Office, May 15, 2016: The 8th Senior Rhythmic Gymnastics Asian Championships will be held in Tashkent - Uzbekistan from 8 to 10 May 2016.
The Finals events of the 8th Senior Rhythmic Gymnastics Asian Championships held between May 8 and 9, 2016 and the finals events held on May 10, 2016.
The opening ceremony took place on 8 May before the qualification events with the presence of the board members of Uzbekistan Gymnastics Federation.
13 nations took part such as China; Chinese Taipei; Hong Kong; India; Korea; Kyrgyzstan; Japan; Uzbekistan; Kazakhstan, Malaysia, North Korea, Indonesia, and Thailand.

Witness 3 days of thrilling competition as gymnasts compete for prestigious Asian titles for senior to secure their place amongst the future of the Rhythmic Gymnastics in their countries. 
The competition schedule will comprise 2 days of qualification events followed by one day of finals where gymnasts will compete in all around, individual apparatus events and group finals.

Individual All-Around Final

Confirming the qualification event, the superb gymnast Son, Yeonjae from Korea dominate the individual All-Around Final with a total of 73.750 pts and the Gold Medal with an advantage of more than two points to the  Uzbek  Nazarenkova, Elizaveta  with 71.450 pts, followed by the Kazak Ashirbayeva, Sabina  with 70.500 pts and the bronze Medal.

Group All-Around Final

For the first time height countries participated in the group events such as: Japan, China, Kazakhstan, DPR Korea, Uzbekistan, Malaysia, Korea and India. The winner for the group All-Around is Japan with a total of 34.300 pts, followed by China with 32.950 pts and third Kazakhstan with 30.350 pts.

Group Apparatus Finals

In Group Ribbon, the domination was for China with 17.100 pts, followed by Japan second with 16.850 pts and in the third place Kazakhstan with 15.200.
In Group Clubs and Hoop, the domination was for Japan with 17.900 pts, followed by China with 17.250 pts and third DPR Korea with 16.175 pts.

Apparatus Finals

South Korean Son Yeon-jae was crowned the champion in four apparatus, a day after capturing her third consecutive individual all-around title.
She won the gold in ribbon with a new career-high 18.700 points. Sabina Ashirbayeva of Kazakhstan finished second with 18.300 points, followed by Elizaveta Nazarenkova of Uzbekistan with 18.000.
Earlier Tuesday, Son scored 18.600 points each in hoop and ball, and 18.550 points in clubs to also finish first.
In hoop, Ashirbayeva finished second to Son with 17.950 points, followed by Nazarenkova with 17.400 points.
In ball, Kaho Minagawa of Japan was the runner-up with 18.100 points, and Nazarenkova finished third with 17.950 points.
In clubs, Nazarenkova was the runner-up with 18.250 points and Ashirbayeva was third with 18.150 points.
Son is the first since Aliya Yussupova of Kazakhstan in 2009 to sweep five individual titles at the Asian Championships. Yussupova also accomplished the feat in 2006.
Son, 21, is trying to become the first South Korean rhythmic gymnast to win an Olympic medal in Rio de Janeiro in August. She ranked fifth in the individual all-around at the 2012 London Olympics.
“I am so happy to wrap up this year’s Asian Championships with five gold medals,” Son said through her Seoul-based agency, IB World Wide. “I will keep training hard for the Rio Olympics in August and will try to post good results there.”

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Doha (QAT) AGU Office, April 30, 2016: The qualifications events of the 14th Junior Rhythmic Gymnastics Asian Championships held on two days: 28 and 29 April 2016.
The superb gymnast KITA Sumire from Japan dominate the individual All-Around qualification event with a total of 45.933 pts, followed by the two Kazakh's: ADILKHANOVA Alina and TLEKENOVA Adilya with respectively 45.833 pts and 45.550 pts

Japan dominated the group event with 15.017 pts, followed by Kazakhstan with 14.633 pts and Uzbekistan 13.667 pts, then North Korea with 13.483 pts, Malaysia with 13.300 pts and Mongolia with 11.050 pts.

A domination of Kazakhstan in Apparatus qualifications, we had the following results for the best three gymnasts:

USMANOVA Nurinisso UZB 15,267
KITA Sumire JPN 15,250

TLEKENOVA Adilya KAZ 15,567
KITA Sumire JPN 15,350

RUSTEMOVA Amina KAZ 15,167
USMANOVA Nurinisso UZB 14,967

KITA Sumire JPN 15,333
VASSENKINA Alyona KAZ 15,133

A 13 nations took part such as Hong Kong; Chinese Taipei; India; Korea; Kyrgyzstan; Japan; Uzbekistan; Kazakhstan, Malaysia, North Korea, Singapore, Mongolia and Thailand.

You can find all the results in the attachment files.

Finals events will be during April 30, and May 01, 2016.

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