More Sports Jun 19, 2018

Shigakkan University fires wrestling coach Kazuhito Sakae

Former Japan Wrestling Federation development director Kazuhito Sakae was officially dismissed as head coach of the Shigakkan University wrestling team, following approval by the school's board of directors on Monday. Sakae, who resigned from the JWF in April for power harassment of four-time Olympic wrestling ...

Wrestler Eri Tosaka sidelined with knee, ankle injuries

More Sports Oct 17, 2017

Wrestler Eri Tosaka sidelined with knee, ankle injuries

Olympic wrestling gold medalist Eri Tosaka will be out of action for around three months after suffering ligament damage in her left knee and ankle, the Japan Wrestling Federation's development director Kazuhito Sakae confirmed Tuesday. Tosaka, who won the women's 48-kg freestyle at the 2016 ...

More Sports Mar 25, 2016

Wrestler Watari chosen for Rio Games

The Japan Wrestling Federation on Friday selected Rio Watari to compete in the women's 75-kg division at this summer's Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Watari had been the leading candidate for selection after winning at an Asian Olympic qualifier in Kazakhstan earlier this month. "Winning the gold ...