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Japanese gymnasts want to make country proud

Japanese gymnasts want to make country proud

Updated: October 11, 2011, 11:19 PM ET
By Blythe Lawrence

TOKYO -- The 2011 World Gymnastics Championships in Tokyo were scripted to be the home country's grand re-emergence as a powerhouse gymnastics nation, recapturing the spirit of the 1970s, when the Japanese men's team was so technically superior it was considered almost unbeatable.

Japan, led by two-time world all-around champion Kohei Uchimura, is favored to win the men's team title, and Uchimura, whom many believe is the greatest male gymnast of all time, will attempt to become ...

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