Gymnastics: Shirai Heading To 1st Olympics As Trio Grab Men's Berths

Gymnastics: Shirai heading to 1st Olympics as trio grab men's berthsFloor specialist Kenzo Shirai will make his first Olympic journey this summer as he secured his place in Rio de Janeiro along with Yusuke Tanaka and Koji Yamamuro on Sunday following the national apparatus championships, which served as Japan's final qualifying event.

Table Tennis: Japan's Men Reach World Team Championships Final

Table tennis: Japan's men reach world team championships finalJapan's men defeated England 3-1 in the semifinals of the World Team Table Tennis Championships on Saturday, reaching the final for the first time in 39 years.
They will join the women, who claimed their final spot with a 3-1 win over North Korea on Friday. It will be the first time for both Japanese teams to reach the final since 1971, when only the women won.

Figure Skating : Japan's Uno Leads Men's Sp At Trophee Eric Bompard

Figure Skating : Japan's Uno leads men's SP at Trophee Eric BompardJapan's reigning junior world champion Shoma Uno topped the men's short program with a personal best score on Friday at the Trophee Eric Bompard, the fourth event of the Grand Prix Series.
Skating to "Legends" by Sacred Spirits, Uno, who was second at last month's Skate America, nailed a triple axel, quadruple toeloop and triple flip-triple toe combination to earn 89.56 points.

Japan Men’s Gymnastics Team Secures Ticket To Rio

Japan men’s gymnastics team secures ticket to RioJapan, which topped the first session in the men’s team qualifying at the world gymnastics championships here on Sunday, remained there when the final places were decided Monday — a result that brings with it an automatic berth at next year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics.