Uchimura Kohei Uchimura (January 3rd, 1989 - ) is a Japanese artistic gymnast who is known for a high level of precision and elegance in his routines. The two-time Olympic silver medalist and nine time World Champion is the first male gymnast to win three consecutive all-rounder titles in a world series when he took home the titles in 2009, 2010, and 2011. Uchimura was born in the Nagasaki prefecture of Japan. His father Kazuhisa, is also a competitive gymnast and is the proprietor of his own sports club. It was here that Kohei began training at age 3 until he moved to Tokyo to train with the Athens gold medalist Naoya Tsukahara in 2004. By the next year, Uchimura was fit to compete in his first world competition at the 2005 International Junior Competition.
Uchimura For more educational articles and video for kids, visit: mocomi.com/learn/ 6. Vault The vault is the only gymnastic event common to both men and women gymnasts. It consists of a 25 m runway, a springboard and a vaulting horse. Gymnasts must run towards athe springboard and use the force generated to vault themselves forward. They may use the horse to spring into twists and turns before landing on their feet. PROJECT Listed above are the 6 events that men must compete in order to be considered an all-rounder. Can you find out what the women's events are?