In the 23-year-old ace, who continues to dominate NPB pitching across all metrics, the club has another real chance at winning the Pacific League pennant for the first time as the Buffaloes.
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The event, staged with the host city under a state of emergency, completed 12 days of competition with no major disruptions due to the virus.
The Japanese ace went from heartbreak in Brazil five years ago to jubilation in Tokyo as he cruised past the Netherlands' Tom Egberink 6-1, 6-2 to win gold.
The Japan women's goalball team left the Games with bronze medals around their necks and the hope that the noise they made in the silent sport will reverberate across Japan.
After six dominant performances, it was hard to imagine Turkey's Sevda Altunoluk finding a way to top herself. Playing for a gold medal, however, tends to bring out the best in people — even the greats. Altunoluk scored the first time she touched the ball and ...
Japan built a five-goal lead in the first half and held on to complete a run to the bronze medal at Makuhari Messe on Friday afternoon.
Japan will face the loser of the other semifinal for bronze on Friday.
Rehm has won three straight long jump gold medals and owns a world record that would have given him gold in the last seven Olympic Games. But he's still looking to push things forward.
"Winning the third gold medal, I think it's something really special and it's a beauty," Rehm said.
The Japanese ace stormed back from three games down to take the first set and led throughout the second to advance to the Tokyo Paralympic semifinals with a 7-6 (9-7), 6-3 win.