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Yuko Takahashi triumphs in women's triathlon

Aug 31, 2018

Yuko Takahashi triumphs in women's triathlon

Yuko Takahashi captured gold in the women's triathlon at the Asian Games on Friday. Takahashi seized the initiative in the swim and never relinquished the lead, crossing the finish line at JSC Lake Jakabaring iin 1 hour, 59 minutes, 29 seconds to earn Japan its ...

Japan men reign supreme in 100-meter relay

/ Aug 30, 2018

Japan men reign supreme in 100-meter relay

Japan's men's 4x100-meter sprint foursome showed on Thursday it has not lost a step since its runner-up finish in Rio, winning the Asian Games title with ease. Running a 38.16-second time, the team of 100-meter bronze medalist Ryota Yamagata, Shuhei Tada, Yoshihide Kiryu and Asuka ...

Nadeshiko head coach Asako Takakura wary of final opponent China

Aug 30, 2018

Nadeshiko head coach Asako Takakura wary of final opponent China

Japan women's soccer head coach Asako Takakura praised China's improvements since their last encounter in April as the two teams prepared for Friday's gold-medal match. In a Thursday news conference, Takakura said China has become a big threat to her country's hopes of winning a ...

Japan advances to final against South Korea

Aug 30, 2018

Japan advances to final against South Korea

Japan made it to the Asian Games men's soccer final for the first time since winning in 2010 with a 1-0 semifinal victory over United Arab Emirates on Wednesday night. In Sunday's final, Japan will play South Korea, after the defending champion beat Vietnam 3-1 ...

Tsunoda defeats Park for 52-kg gold

/ Aug 30, 2018

Tsunoda defeats Park for 52-kg gold

Natsumi Tsunoda shrugged off an injured back to win a gold medal Wednesday, scoring a convincing victory over South Korean Park Da-sol in the women's 52-kg class on the first day of the judo competition at the Asian Games. While Tsunoda, the 2017 world silver ...

Japanese skateboarders grind to gold in park finals

Aug 29, 2018

Japanese skateboarders grind to gold in park finals

Japanese teenagers Sakura Yosozumi and Kensuke Sasaoka provided a next-generation entree to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with gold medals in skateboarding at the Asian Games. The 16-year-old Yosozumi, an X Games and Park Series Pro Tour medalist, won the women's park final at Jakabaring Sport ...