11. January 2022  
Tokyo, JPN  
Artistic Gymnastics

King Kohei ends dream career

The 2012, 2016 Olympic all-around gold medallist Kohei UCHIMURA (JPN)  missed the podium at both of gymnastics' global events in 2021. The 10-time world champion ends his career now at 33 and announced his retirement on Tuesday. The announcement was made through his management company. He will hold a press conference on Friday this week, when he will detail his decision in his own words, the management company said.
Just a week after turning 33, Uchimura ends his illustrious career having won seven Olympic medals, including three golds: back-to-back all-around titles in 2012 and 2016 and team gold in 2016. Considered by most to be the greatest male gymnast of all time, Uchimura had been hampered by injuries since winning two gold medals at Rio de Janeiro 2016.