• Kyodo


Japan took a back seat to rival South Korea Sunday, only winning two of the five gold medals on offer on the second day of judo competition at the 17th Asian Games.

Hiroyuki Akimoto defended his title in the men’s 73 kg, the tears flowed for Anzu Yamamoto, who captured the gold in the women’s 57 kg, but Chizuru Arai fell against world bronze medalist Kim Seong-yeon in the women’s 70-kg final at Dowon Gymnasium.

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