Yoshida ready to face pressure, overcome jinx in Rio

More Sports Aug 3, 2016

Yoshida ready to face pressure, overcome jinx in Rio

There will be more than meets the eye riding on freestyle wrestler Saori Yoshida's bid for an unprecedented fourth consecutive Olympic title the Rio Games. Not only will the 33-year-old be aiming to achieve victory in what could likely be her swansong, but she has ...

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 ...

Tosaka, Watari collect wrestling golds

More Sports | ASIAN GAMES Sep 27, 2014

Tosaka, Watari collect wrestling golds

by Dave Hueston

Two-time defending world champion Eri Tosaka led a sweep of top podium spots in the women's freestyle, beating China's Sun Yanan in the women's 48-kg final on the opening day of the wrestling competition at the Asian Games Saturday. Tosaka, who uncharacteristically admitted to struggling ...