Okinawan gymnast picked for Japan national team
The Japan Gymnastics Association has announced the names of eight male members of the Japanese national team for the World Championships to be held in October in Montreal, Canada.
Keisuke Asato, an Okinawan native who placed 5th in the vault competition in the Japanese Championships, was chosen to the team. Asato earned 15.025 points in the preliminaries of the Japan Championship Games that was the highest among all participants.
In the finals, he scored 14.350 points that put him in the 5th place.