Sprinter Fukushima decides to turn pro

/ Jan 20, 2017

Sprinter Fukushima decides to turn pro

Sprinter Chisato Fukushima, the women's 100- and 200-meter national record holder, is to turn professional, her Hokkaido Hi-Tech AC club said Friday. Fukushima left Hokkaido College of High Technology, which runs the athletics club, the same day. Sources close to the matter said the 28-year-old Fukushima ...

Japan faces uphill battle in athletics

/ Aug 1, 2016

Japan faces uphill battle in athletics

Japan has not seen one of its athletics competitors on the top step of the podium since the 2004 Olympics in Athens, when Mizuki Noguchi ran to a win on the historic marathon course and Koji Murofushi took the Olympic title in the hammer. Since ...

Murakami, Fukushima fail to advance at worlds

/ Aug 15, 2013

Murakami, Fukushima fail to advance at worlds

Yukifumi Murakami failed to reach the final in the men's javelin throw at the IAAF World Athletics Championships on Thursday. The 33-year-old Murakami, who won a bronze medal at the 2009 worlds in Berlin, came up short after an effort of 77.75 meters in the ...