Long may he reign: “King Kohei” Uchimura wins second consecutive all-around title

The king still reigns. After an incredibly hard-fought all-around final where Japan’s Kohei Uchimura rarely sat in the lead, he pulled out a nearly flawless high bar routine in the final rotation to retain his crown as “King Kohei.”

The Japanese gymnast is the first man since Sawao Kato in 1968 and 1972 to win two consecutive all-around Olympic titles.

Uchimura hasn’t been defeated since the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and won the all-around gold at six straight world championships.