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Gymnastics Legends (Part 1/): Kohei Uchimura, the greatest male gymnast of all time

  • the first gymnast, male or female, to sweep the major all around titles (Worlds & Olympics) in a quad (he has completed this feat twice)
  • 7 Olympic medals and 19 World medals
  • 6x All Around World Champion (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015) and 2x All Around Olympic Champion (2012, 2016)
  • 3x Olympic Champion and 10x World Champion
  • has been a world champion in the high bar, floor exercise, and parallel bars
  • competed a total of 23 routines at the 2011 World Championships in Tokyo (AA in TQ, TF, and AA final + 5 event finals)
  • 3x recipient of the Longines Prize for Elegance
  • 10x Japanese National All Around Champion (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
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Kenzo Shirai’s 6 Eponymous Skills

  • Shirai-Kim (Shirai I, VT): round-off, back-handspring, triple twist
  • Shirai II, VT: round-off, back-handspring with 3.5 twists
  • Shirai III, VT: Scherbo with a double twist
  • Shirai-Nguyen (Shirai I, FX): backward layout quadruple twist 
  • Shirai II, FX: forward layout triple twist 
  • Shirai III, FX: backward triple-twisting double layout