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SHIRAI Kenzo (JPN)

Identity

Title
Mr
Gender
male
Lastname
SHIRAI
Firstname
Kenzo
Country
Japan
City
KANAGAWA
Country of birth
Japan
Place of birth
Yokohama
Year of birth
1996
Height
164 cm / 5' 5''
Weight
54 kg / 119 lb
Discipline(s)
Men's Artistic Gymnastics
Instagram account
Twitter account
Facebook account

Nickname

Mr Twist, Hineri Prince [Twist Prince]. (japantimes.co.jp, 21 Jun 2015; toto-growing.com, 01 Oct 2014)

Hobbies

Playing games on his mobile phone. (taisou-nippon.jp, 07 Aug 2017)

Occupation

Student

Education

Physical Education - Nippon Sport Science University, Tokyo, JPN

Spoken languages

Japanese

Club

Nippon Sport Science University [Tokyo, JPN]

Coach

Yoshiaki Hatakeda [club], JPN; Hisashi Mizutori [national], JPN (nittai.ac.jp, 04 Apr 2018; tokyo-sports.co.jp, 11 Apr 2017; mainichi.jp, 16 Jul 2018)

Sporting relatives

His older brother Shotaro won a gold medal in artistic gymnastics [team event] at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. His father Masaki and mother Norimi have both coached the sport. (sponichi.co.jp, 18 Jul 2017; dot.asahi.com, 22 Jun 2014)

Injuries

In June 2014 he damaged ligaments and suffered bone bruising in his right ankle. He required six weeks of rest. (number.bunshun.jp, 02 Oct 2014)

National Team

2013 (number.bunshun.jp, 02 Oct 2014)

Start sporting career

He began the sport at his father's gymnastics club at age three. (toto-growing.com, 01 Oct 2014; dot.asahi.com, 22 Jun 2014)

Reason for taking up the sport

He was influenced by his two older brothers. (dot.asahi.com, 22 Jun 2014)

Ambitions

To win an individual and team gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Gymnastics Soul YouTube channel, 15 Oct 2017; sanspo.com, 24 Jul 2017)

Hero / Idol

Japanese artistic gymnast Kohei Uchimura. (tv-asahi.co.jp, 07 Jun 2018)

Philosophy / Motto

"Believe in yourself." (tv-asahi.co.jp, 07 Jun 2018)

Awards

He was presented with the Prize for Elegance at the 2017 World Championships in Montreal, QC, Canada. (fig-gymnastics.com, 07 Oct 2017)

In 2016 he received the Kanagawa Sports Olympic Award in Japan. (pref.kanagawa.jp, 18 Oct 2016)

In 2016 he received the Tokyo Honorary Award in Japan. (sports-tokyo.info, 12 Oct 2016)

He received an Excellent Athlete Award at the Japan Gymnastics Association Awards in 2013 and 2015. (kobe-np.co.jp, 16 Jan 2016; plala.or.jp, 16 Jan 2014)

He was named 2013 Rookie of the Year by the Japanese Olympic Committee. (joc.or.jp, 2013)

In 2013 he received the Yokohama City Sports Honorary Award in Japan. (city.yokohama.jp, 09 Oct 2013)

In 2013 he received the Kanagawa Prefecture Sports Excellence Award in Japan. (plala.or.jp, 11 Jan 2014)

Additional information

General
YOUNGEST
In 2013 he became the youngest male [at the time] to win a gold medal in the floor exercise at the world championships when he was victorious in Antwerp, Belgium, at age 17 years and 42 days old. (bbc.com, 06 Oct 2013; gymmedia.com, 06 Oct 2013; SportsDeskOnline, 05 Oct 2013)

ELEMENTS
He has had elements in the floor exercise and vault named after him. In the floor exercise, the 'Shirai-Nguyen' was named after him and Vietnamese artistic gymnast Nguyen Tuan Dat, and 'Shirai 2' and 'Shirai 3' were also named after him. In the vault, the 'Shirai-Kim Hee Hoon' was named after him and Korean artistic gymnast Kim Hee-Hoon. (sankei.com, 13 Feb 2016; j-wave.co.jp, 12 Jun 2015; ajw.asahi.com, 02 Oct 2013)

Last update : 2018-08-28

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
75
Score Qualif.
30.799 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
4
Score Final
15.366
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
15.333
Vault
Rank Final
3
Score Final
15.449
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
15.283
Team
Rank Final
1
Score Final
274.094
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
269.294
All-Around
Rank Final
7
Score Final
84.531 
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
83.864 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
2
Score Final
14.866
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
14.833
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
20
Score Qualif.
12.966
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
39
Score Qualif.
13.733
Vault
Rank Final
3
Score Final
14.675
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
14.566
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
25
Score Qualif.
14.466
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
55
Score Qualif.
13.133
Team
Rank Final
3
Score Final
253.744
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
253.312
All-Around
Rank Final
3
Score Final
86.431 
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
85.697 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.633
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.766
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
39
Score Qualif.
13.233
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
43
Score Qualif.
13.766
Vault
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.900
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
14.949
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
14.666
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
35
Score Qualif.
13.033
All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
205
Score Qualif.
60.899 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
1
Score Final
16.233
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
16.100
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
71
Score Qualif.
14.100
Vault
Rank Final
7
Score Final
14.516
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
15.166
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
31
Score Qualif.
15.166
Team
Rank Final
1
Score Final
270.818
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
358.884
All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
246
Score Qualif.
46.357 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
2
Score Final
15.733
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
16.033
Vault
Rank Final
4
Score Final
15.062
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
15.195
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
30
Score Qualif.
15.066
Team
Rank Final
2
Score Final
273.269
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
361.609
All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
125
Score Qualif.
31.633 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
1
Score Final
16.000
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
16.233
Vault
Rank Final
4
Score Final
15.133
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
14.916
All-Around
Rank Final
1
Score Final
86.064 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
All-Around
Rank Final
6
Score Final
81.498 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.700
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.100
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
11.866
Vault
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.916
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
14.549
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
2
Score Final
14.433
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
14.200
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
1
Score Final
13.933
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
12.633
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
1
Score Final
16.150
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
14.850
Vault
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.975
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
14.850
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
4
Score Final
15.000
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
15.050
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
1
Score Final
16.450
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
16.300
Vault
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.100
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
14.900
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
6
Score Final
15.225
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
14.875

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