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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 ...

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 ...