Japanese Gymnastics Star Uchimura Books Spot At Fourth Olympics
Umer Jamshaid 8 days ago Sun 06th June 2021 | 04:00 PM
Tokyo, June 6 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 6th Jun, 2021 ) :Japanese gymnastics superstar Kohei Uchimura reflected on an "amazing" achievement after qualifying for his fourth Olympics on Sunday, but admitted he was "lucky" to scrape home after a late wobble.
But he had to work hard to earn his place after a marathon qualifying process went right down to the wire.
Uchimura squeaked home ahead of rival Hidenobu Yonekura on points accumulated over three competitions, but faced a nervous wait after a shaky performance on Sunday.
"When I was told I was going, I wasn't so much happy as wondering if it was alright for me to go. I went over to Yonekura when it was finished and told him I was sorry." The man known as "King Kohei" said he wasn't worthy of the nickname "based on today's performance", but mellowed after taking in the scale of his achievement.
"It's something I can't even take in myself. It's amazing, when you look at it objectively."