Tsunoda defeats Park for 52-kg gold

More Sports / Judo 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

More Sports 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 ...

Japan duo relish mixed archery gold

More Sports Aug 28, 2018

Japan duo relish mixed archery gold

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Even the hands of an experienced veteran like Takaharu Furukawa sometimes tremble with tension while shooting an arrow at a target 70 meters away. Yet he explained that mental fortitude plays a huge role in archery. "Archery is about mental strength," Furukawa said after he and ...

Yamagata settles for bronze in 100

More Sports / Track & Field Aug 27, 2018

Yamagata settles for bronze in 100

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Su Bingtian cemented his status as Asia's fastest sprinter with a convincing victory in the men's 100-meter final at the Asian Games on Sunday night. Third-place finisher Ryota Yamagata was certainly not happy to come up short in his pursuit of the gold medal, which ...

Japan has six-gold day at Asian Games

More Sports / Track & Field Aug 27, 2018

Japan has six-gold day at Asian Games

Individual and team sweeps in equestrian eventing and men's golf gave Japan six gold medals at the Asian Games on Sunday, helped along by a late win for defending champion Keisuke Ushiro in the men's decathlon. Ushiro ran an incredible 1,500-meter race to win the ...

Softball team eyeing 2020 title

More Sports Aug 26, 2018

Softball team eyeing 2020 title

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Winning the gold medal for the fifth consecutive time like the Japan softball team did is an unprecedented and remarkable feat for any athlete or team. But the team feels it is still a long way from achieving its ultimate goal of winning the Olympic ...