/ | Oct 4, 2014

Hagino honored as top athlete

Japanese swimmer Kosuke Hagino topped an outstanding Asian Games by being named the most valuable athlete of the competition on Saturday. The 20-year-old Hagino won a medal in all seven races he entered, capturing four golds, one silver and two bronze during the games, which ...

Shimizu, Shinohara collect karate golds

| Oct 2, 2014

Shimizu, Shinohara collect karate golds

Kiyo Shimizu won the Asian Games gold medal in women's karate kata and Hiroto Shinohara emerged victorious in the men's 67-kg final on Thursday. The 20-year-old Shimizu, the East Asian Games and Japan champion, defeated Vietnam's Nguyen Hoang Ngan 5-0 to give Japan's women a ...

| Oct 2, 2014

Japan loses in men's hoop semifinal

The South Korea men's team thrilled a large home crowd with an improved second-half defensive display Wednesday to reach the Asian Games basketball final by beating Japan 71-63. Japan led most of the first half against the Koreans with Naoto Tsuji rattling home three of ...

North Korea beats Japan in women's final

/ | Oct 2, 2014

North Korea beats Japan in women's final

Nadeshiko Japan failed to retain the Asian Games title as Norio Sasaki's side was beaten 3-1 by a tenacious North Korean team in the final on Wednesday. Kim Yun-mi, Ra Un-sim and Ho Un-byol struck for North Korea, which outhustled and outmuscled the world and ...

Japan misses out on Greco-Roman gold

| Oct 1, 2014

Japan misses out on Greco-Roman gold

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Japan was denied two top medal podium spots against host South Korea in Greco-Roman on the final day of the wrestling competition at the 17th Asian Games on Wednesday. Both Ryutaro Matsumoto and countryman Takehiro Kanakubo had to settle for silver medals in front of ...

/ | Oct 1, 2014

Tanii captures gold in 5-km walk

Takayuki Tanii broke the Chinese stranglehold on Asian Games race walking on Wednesday, taking gold in the men's 50-km race in an event-record time. The 31-year-old finished in three hours, 40 minutes and 19 seconds, the fifth-fastest time in the world this year and more ...