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Japan takes gold in field hockey

More Sports | ASIAN GAMES Sep 1, 2018

Japan takes gold in field hockey

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Sakura Japan set a lofty goal of winning gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and Friday's victory will certainly help give the team momentum and confidence to do so. The women's field hockey team captured its first-ever Asian Games title with a 2-1 win over ...

Yuika Sugasawa's late winner secures gold for Japan

Soccer Sep 1, 2018

Yuika Sugasawa's late winner secures gold for Japan

A goal in the final seconds gave Japan women’s soccer squad a 1-0 win against China in the final in on Friday, and its second-ever Asian Games gold medal. The goal, scored in the 90th minute by Yuika Sugasawa in the pouring rain at JSC ...

Yuko Takahashi triumphs in women's triathlon

More Sports 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

More Sports / Track & Field 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

Soccer 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

Soccer 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 ...