Japanese artistic gymnast who has earned a reputation as one of the finest male gymnasts of all time, winning five gold medals in the all-around at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships from 2010 to 2014. He earned his first Olympic gold medal representing Japan in the all-around at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
He began training under Olympic gold medalist
In 2014, he won his fifth consecutive World Championship in the all-around, a feat which no other gymnast to that point had ever accomplished.
His parents, Shuko and Kazuhisa Uchimura, were also gymnasts.
He and China's Yang Wei are both Olympic champions in the men's all-around.