Mar 1, 2017

Wrestling mulls weight-class change

United World Wrestling, the international governing body for amateur wrestling, is mulling revising Olympic weight categories ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Games, a source with knowledge of the move said Tuesday.According the source, changes will be made in the women’s categories in which Kaori ...

Yoshida ready to face pressure, overcome jinx in Rio

Aug 3, 2016

Yoshida ready to face pressure, overcome jinx in Rio

There will be more than meets the eye riding on freestyle wrestler Saori Yoshida’s bid for an unprecedented fourth consecutive Olympic title the Rio Games.Not only will the 33-year-old be aiming to achieve victory in what could likely be her swansong, but she has ...

Ready to rumble: Asian pro wrestlers dream of stardom

Jun 19, 2016

Ready to rumble: Asian pro wrestlers dream of stardom

Kenneth Thexeira is a mild-mannered writer for an interior-design magazine by day, but on certain nights his alter ego bursts forth in golden tights and a baby-blue cape: enter “The Eurasian Dragon.”The 27-year-old Singaporean is part of a small but growing community of Southeast ...

Jul 25, 2015

Hulk Hogan fired for racial slurs

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. has severed ties with Hulk Hogan amid a report that one of the biggest stars in professional wrestling history used racial slurs in a conversation caught on a sex tape.The company deleted most references to Hogan on its website and ...

Father of three-time Olympic wrestling champion Yoshida dies

Mar 11, 2014

Father of three-time Olympic wrestling champion Yoshida dies

The father of Japan’s three-time Olympic wrestling gold medalist Saori Yoshida was found dead in his car after suffering subarachnoid bleeding Tuesday morning.Eikatsu Yoshida, 61, was found collapsed in his car on an expressway in Tsu, Mie Prefecture, parked at the shoulder, and was ...