Thursday, 11 August 2016 - 7:10
Japan’s Kohei Uchimura Wins Men’s Gymnastics All-Around
The king still reigns. After an incredibly hard-fought all-around final where Japan's Kohei Uchimura rarely sat in the lead, he pulled out a nearly flawless high bar routine in the final rotation to retain his crown as "King Kohei."
The Japanese gymnast is the first man since Sawao Kato in 1968 and 1972 to win two consecutive all-around Olympic titles.
Uchimura hasn't been defeated since the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and won the all-around gold at six straight world championships.
The humble athlete has said that he'd be happier to win the team gold than all-around gold, as he'd get to share the victory with his teammates. And he did just that in the team final, erupting with joy after his floor routine in the final rotation secured the gold for Japan.