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/ Mar 4, 2017

Watabe brothers nab sprint bronze

Akito Watabe and younger brother Yoshito earned the men’s team sprint bronze on Friday at the Nordic World Ski Championships as Eric Frenzel and Johannes Rydzek rallied to secure victory for Germany. Frenzel and Rydzek proved to be unbeatable again, coming from behind to ...

Takanashi reflects on performance at Nordic worlds

/ Feb 28, 2017

Takanashi reflects on performance at Nordic worlds

Ski jumper Sara Takanashi returned to Japan with mixed feelings on Tuesday after winning two bronze medals at last week’s Nordic Ski World Championships in Lahti, Finland. Having recently won a record-equaling 53rd World Cup title and a fourth overall individual crown, Takanashi, 20, ...

/ Feb 27, 2017

Japan wins mixed team ski jump bronze

Sara Takanashi helped Japan make it onto the podium as a member of the mixed team that won bronze at the Ski Jumping World Championships on Sunday. The team of Takanashi, Taku Takeuchi, Yuki Ito and Daiki Ito won Japan’s second straight bronze in ...

Kodaira claims double at speedskating worlds

/ Feb 26, 2017

Kodaira claims double at speedskating worlds

Nao Kodaira won the women’s 500 and 1,000 meters while rewriting the national record in both distances to take the overall lead on the opening day of the World Sprint Speed Skating Championships on Saturday. In the 500, Kodaira clocked 36.75 seconds at the ...

Hasegawa leads 1-2 finish in slalom

/ Feb 25, 2017

Hasegawa leads 1-2 finish in slalom

Japan’s Emi Hasegawa won the women’s slalom Saturday for her second gold medal at the Asian Winter Games, with Asa Ando claiming silver. Hasegawa, who won the giant slalom on Thursday, was tied for the lead with Ando after her first run at Sapporo ...