[NEWS] 121215 Kato Claims Two Golds at Toyota Cup
Japanese Olympian Ryohei Kato took two titles during the first day of the Toyota Cup, held Saturday in Toyota City.
Kato, 19, impressed with gold medals on floor exercise (15.675) and pommel horse (15.050) at the Toyota City Sky Hall, while Olympic champion Arthur Zanetti (Brazil) won still rings.
Japan won all three silver medals in the men competition. Yusuke Tanaka was second on floor exercise and still rings, while his brother Kazuhito Tanaka was runner-up on pommel horse.
Rie Tanaka — a 2012 Olympian alongside her brothers — won uneven bars despite a fall after her Pak salto.
Vietnamese world medalist Phan Thị Hà Thanh claimed the vault gold medal with a double-twisting Yurchenko and layout Rudi. Japan claimed the other two medals with Mai Murakami and Wakiko Ryu both vaulting double-twisting Yurchenkos.
Six-time Olympian Oksana Chusovitina (Germany) was fourth on vault with a piked handspring full and Tsukahara-full.
Canada claimed three medals: Hugh Smith was third on floor exercise, 2004 Olympian Ken Ikeda was third on pommel horse and Sabrina Gill was second on uneven bars.
World and Olympic all-around champion Kohei Uchimura skipped the event to rest his sore ankle and shoulder.
Competition concludes Sunday with the remainder of the events.