28. December 2012  
Tsukuba, Japan  
Wheel Gymnastics

Wheel Gymnastics: All Japanese Nationals 2012

Seven month before the 10th World Championships of Wheel Gymnastics 2013, which will held for the first time outside of Europe, in Chikago (USA), one of the top-nation in this gymnastics discipline organized it's 18th All Japan National Championships 2012.

In Tsukuba nearby the Japanese capital Tokyo  took part about 80 gymnasts from the whole country.
In men’s elite category local hero Yasuhiko Takahashi from the Tsukuba University won the all-around for the first time, but also the spiral and the  vault final. The winner in straight line was Kazuya Ezuka.
On the elite's female category the winner was also a hero from the team of Tsukuba University: Yuki Matsuura won the all-around for the first time, but also spiral and vault.
The winner in straight line and vault was Aya Horiguti, spiral was Takako Hiwa.

(C) Photographer: Satoshi MOTOYA (JPN)

Yuki Matsuura, (JPN)

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The 10th Worlds of Wheel Gymnastics will held at 2013, July 08 - 14 in Chikago (USA):