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Takanashi, Ito medal at worlds

Carina Vogt regained her world women’s ski jump title Friday in dramatic style as her main rival fell short with the final jump. The German had gone two years without a win and was third heading into the final round. Vogt moved up to second when Sara Takanashi couldn’t match ...

China outshines Japan in men's curling final

Feb 24, 2017

China outshines Japan in men's curling final

China claimed an 11-4 victory over Japan to win the Asian Winter Games men’s curling gold medal on Friday. Neither team could seize the momentum in the first three ends with China the first to take the ascendency with the last stone in the ...

Japan claims cross-country ski relay gold

Feb 24, 2017

Japan claims cross-country ski relay gold

Yuki Kobayashi picked up her third Asian Winter Games gold medal when she helped Japan win the women’s 4×5-km relay in cross-country skiing on Friday. The team of Kobayashi, Hikari Miyazaki, Kozue Takizawa and Chisa Obayashi clocked a total time of 1 hour, 8 ...

Kobayashi captures second gold medal

Feb 23, 2017

Kobayashi captures second gold medal

Yuki Kobayashi earned her second cross-country skiing gold medal at the Asian Winter Games on Thursday, winning the women’s 5-km classical before Akira Lenting triumphed in the men’s 10-km classical. Kobayashi added to the 10-km free title she won on Tuesday, clocking a time ...

Sato, Iwasa soar to 1-2 finish

Feb 22, 2017

Sato, Iwasa soar to 1-2 finish

Yukiya Sato and Yuken Iwasa won the gold and silver medals, respectively, to give Japan a 1-2 finish in the individual competition in men’s normal hill ski jumping at the Asian Winter Games on Wednesday. A day after the event was delayed due to ...

Semifinalists decided for men's curling tournament

Feb 21, 2017

Semifinalists decided for men's curling tournament

Taiwan advanced to the semifinals of the men’s curling tournament at the Asian Winter Games with a 13-2 victory over Kazakhstan on Tuesday evening. China improved to 5-0 with a 14-5 win over already eliminated Qatar, while Japan lost 8-4 to South Korea. Wednesday’s ...

Takagi grabs third medal in two days

Feb 21, 2017

Takagi grabs third medal in two days

Miho Takagi claimed her third speedskating medal at the Asian Winter Games on Tuesday with a victory in the women’s 1,500 meters, while Nao Kodaira earned her second gold after beating two-time defending Olympic champ Lee Sang-hwa of South Korea in the 500-meter competition. ...

Japan's men, women taste curling defeat

Feb 20, 2017

Japan's men, women taste curling defeat

Japan suffered its first defeat in both men’s and women’s curling at the Asian Winter Games on Monday. The men’s team came out on the losing end in a battle of unbeatens against China, going down 9-6 for its first loss in three matches ...

Feb 20, 2017

Takanashi seeking gold at Nordic worlds

Ski jumping supernova Sara Takanashi is hoping to create another special memory in Lahti, Finland, as she aims for her first gold medal at the Nordic Ski World Championships starting on Wednesday. Takanashi, who last week scored the 53rd World Cup win of her ...