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Koko Tsurumi takes AA at Asian Championships, Japan takes team gold

Posted on: November 16, 2008

It will come as a surprise to no one, but Japan took team gold at the fourth edition of the Asian Artistic Gymnastics Championships, held in Doha, Qatar, which is clearly trying to (and doing a good job of) making a name for itself as a gymnastics competition location.

In the AA competition, champion Koko Tsurumi of Japan performed especially well on bars (15.100) and beam (15.500) and actually pretty well on floor (14.800). Kim Un Hwang of North Korea took second with a massive 16.000 on beam but lower scores on both bars and floor. Both Tsurumi and Kim received scores of 14.300 on vault. Third place went to Miki Uemura of Japan, who performed adequately on all four events.

Tsurumi is really improving recently. She finished the competition by taking first on bars and floor, her two best events. Her scores were pretty high, and she has good B-scores. We may see a truly competitive Japanese woman in the next quad if she sticks around.

Koko Tsurumi at the 2008 Olympics

Koko Tsurumi at the 2008 Olympics

** EFs have not yet been contested, but I’ll update this post when they are.

Team:

1. Japan
2. South Korea
3. Singapore
4. Thailand
5. India
6. Sri Lanka

All-Around:

1. Koko Tsurumi (JPN)
2. Kim Un Hwang (PRK)
3. Miki Uemura (JPN)

Vault:

1. Kang Yong Mi (PRK)
2. Angel Hui Ying (HKG)
3. Thi Phan Ha Thanh (VIE)

Uneven bars:

1. Koko Tsurumi (JPN)
2. Cha Yong Wa (PRK)
3. Kim Un Hyang (PRK)

Beam:

1. Eun Kyung Park (KOR)
2. Yuu Minobe (JPN)
3. Kim Un Hyang (PRK)

Floor:

1. Koko Tsurumi (JPN)
2. Kim Un Hyang (PRK)
3. Yuuko Shintake (JPN)

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