2012 Olympics | July 27 - August 12
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Global Athletes to Watch

Kohei Uchimura Text: Mack Woodruff, SI.com
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Kohei Uchimura

The Japanese artistic gymnast, who has won the last three all-around world titles, is the gold medal favorite in London. In the 2008 Beijing Olympics he won the all-around silver medal, and another silver in the team event.
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