About the Book
This is a pictorial photographic tribute to the great Japanese gymnast Kohei Uchimura who has truly become a legend in his lifetime with an Olympic All Around titles in 2012 and 2016 (along with a gold medal in the team event in Rio) plus six consecutive World Champion titles to his name. His exploits have underlined his right to be considered one of the greatest male gymnasts of all time. His physical skill and artistry put him in a class of his own and the book contains many exciting action images which are enhanced by his own words and those of his peers. Please note that this is an updated version to include coverage of Uchimura's historic achievements at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
A sports photographer for over 35 years, Eileen Langsley has covered 12 Olympic Games and numerous major events in a wide variety of sports. Specialising in Gymnastics, Figure Skating, Women's Sports and Olympic Sports her work has featured in many magazines and books. She was the official photographer to the International Gymnastics Federation and the UK Women's Sports Foundation for 20 years.