Police send papers on expelled swimmer Tomita

Sep 29, 2014

Police send papers on expelled swimmer Tomita

Police on Monday sent papers to prosecutors, accusing swimmer Naoya Tomita of stealing a camera belonging to a South Korean media organization at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. The 25-year-old Tomita, who has been ordered to remain in the athletes’ village ...

Yoshida wins fourth straight Asian Games title

| Sep 28, 2014

Yoshida wins fourth straight Asian Games title

Three-time Olympic champion Saori Yoshida captured her fourth consecutive title in winning the women’s 55-kg final against Mongolia’s Byambatseren Sundev in the wrestling competition at the Asian Games on Sunday. It was by no means easy going as the Japanese ace struggled early on ...

Tosaka, Watari collect wrestling golds

| Sep 27, 2014

Tosaka, Watari collect wrestling golds

Two-time defending world champion Eri Tosaka led a sweep of top podium spots in the women’s freestyle, beating China’s Sun Yanan in the women’s 48-kg final on the opening day of the wrestling competition at the Asian Games Saturday. Tosaka, who uncharacteristically admitted to ...

Japan claims silver in team equestrian jumping

| Sep 26, 2014

Japan claims silver in team equestrian jumping

After Marquis de Plescop cleared the final hurdle in the equestrian jumping competition Friday, rider Toshiyuki Tanaka knew he had fallen short of the mark — for himself and his team. Japan, which was vying for a second consecutive title in the team event ...

Japan women win gold in inaugural judo team competition

Sep 24, 2014

Japan women win gold in inaugural judo team competition

Japan’s women staved off South Korea in a heated battle to win the inaugural judo team event at the Asian Games on Tuesday night. South Korean men took to the mat first against Kazakhstan and had to rally on the way to a 4-1 ...

Japan claims two golds in judo

| Sep 22, 2014

Japan claims two golds in judo

Japan took two of the top podium spots of the five gold medals on offer in the judo competition, but still fell below expectations at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, on Monday. On the third day of competition, perhaps the most intriguing ...

Kiryu absence gives Japan headache

| Sep 22, 2014

Kiryu absence gives Japan headache

Right out of the starting gate, Japan will face its biggest hurdle in one of the main attractions it had set sights on in the athletics competition at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. With 18-year-old rising sprinting star Yoshihide Kiryu pulling out ...