10/26/2018 12:20:05 PM (GMT+3)

Japan’s Kazuma Kaya speaks after MAG sixth subdivision qualifications

Japan’s Kazuma Kaya speaks after MAG sixth subdivision qualifications

DOHA: Japan’s Kazuma Kaya of speaks after the sixth subdivision of men’s qualifications at Aspire Dome on Friday.

On why three Japanese gymnasts fell off pommel horse in the last rotation.

We were kind of tired, and we felt kind of bad. We tried to stop it but I think we put too much energy into it, and that’s why we fell.”

On feeling extra responsibility for his team since six-time world all-around champion Kohei Uchimura, who is recovering from an ankle injury, is unable to compete on all six apparatus:

I don’t feel too much pressure with it, but I tried to get some scores for him instead of feeling pressure.

On what Japan will need to successfully defend team gold.

We just need to fix pommels, that’s it.