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Japanese Gymnastics Legend Uchimura to Retire

Japanese Gymnastics Legend Uchimura to Retire

   Tokyo, Jan. 11 (Jiji Press)--Japanese gymnast Kohei Uchimura, a two-time Olympic individual all-around champion, will retire from competition, his agency said Tuesday.
   Uchimura, 33, is thought to be one of the world's greatest gymnasts of all time, earning him the nickname of "king" overseas. He will hold a press conference within a few days to announce his retirement.
   Since making his first Olympic appearance at the 2008 Beijing Games, Uchimura has long led the Japanese men's gymnastics team.
   He won a gold medal in the men's individual all-around at the 2012 London Olympics and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Uchimura also won the world championships six times in a row from 2009 in the individual all-around category.

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