Japanese Men to Worlds

MAGnastics posted a great write-up speculating on the strategy for Doha. China is looking super strong. How can Japan compete?

Taking a Look at Japan’s 2018 Worlds Team

Kohei Uchimura
Kenzo Shirai
Yusuke Tanaka
Wataru Tanigawa
Kazuma Kaya

The younger brother, Kakeru Tanigawa, would seem to be the likely alternate having scored 14+ on every apparatus at some point this year.

Predicted Team Final lineup:

Floor: Kohei, Wataru, Kenzo

Pommel Horse: Wataru, Kohei, Kazuma

Rings: Kohei, Wataru, Kazuma

Vault: Kohei, Wataru, Kenzo

Pbars: Kazuma, Wataru, Yusuke

High Bar: Kenzo, Yusuke, Kohei

Click PLAY or watch Wataru Tanigawa’s Vault on Twitter.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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