Uchimura turns Pro

Kohei Uchimura is set to become Japan’s first professional gymnast, sources with knowledge of the Rio Games gold medalist’s decision told Kyodo News on Monday. …

Uchimura, 27, is technically an employee of Konami Sports Club, but is expected to leave the fitness company after the national team championships next month.

The move will allow Uchimura … to enlist multiple sponsors and give him more time to promote gymnastics around Japan, something he longs to do ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. …

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