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Updated: May 5, 2012 18:44 IST

Japan names gymnastics squad for London Olympics

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Japan's Kohei Uchimura performs in the pommel horse at the NHK trophy Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Tokyo. Three-time world gymnastics champion Uchimura has already a spot on the national team for the London Olympics before knowing the result of the championships. Photo: AP
AP Japan's Kohei Uchimura performs in the pommel horse at the NHK trophy Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Tokyo. Three-time world gymnastics champion Uchimura has already a spot on the national team for the London Olympics before knowing the result of the championships. Photo: AP

Japan named its gymnastics squad for the London Olympics on Saturday after the NHK Trophy, the final qualifying meet.

Brothers Kazuhito and Yusuke Tanaka made the men’s team and will join three-time world champion and Beijing silver medalist Kohei Uchimura, who was named to the team in December.

The other members of the men’s team are Ryohei Kato and Koji Yamamuro.

The women’s team will be made up of Rie Tanaka, Yu Minobe, Asuka Teramoto, Koko Tsurumi and Yuko Shintake.

Japan won the silver medal in the men’s team event at the Beijing Olympics.

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