The greatest gymnast that ever lived did a fair bit of Press in Antwerp. More than usual, I believe.
Ollie Williams posted a terrific report on his interview with BBC:
… “His talent is endless,” says Louis Smith, who won silver on the pommel horse for Great Britain at London 2012.
“He wins the all-around competition by two marks, doing routines that are easy for him. He’s got skills in the bag that no-one can do – and he doesn’t need to do them yet. …
“I don’t think my natural talent is much different to the other gymnasts. It is a matter of how I train, and how I think about my training. I also give a lot of thought to my routines.
It is not Uchimura’s way, not the Japanese way, to acknowledge his own – obvious – greatness in the sport. He picks Vitaly Scherbo as the best gymnast of all time. The Belarusian won six gold medals out of eight available to him at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
The man famed for his individual achievements has a new ambition for Rio 2016, driven by embarrassment at how he conducted himself during London 2012.
At the climax of last year’s Olympic team final, an error by Uchimura when dismounting the pommel horse almost cost Japan a medal. …
There’s much more via that link. A great read.