In first, female athlete to open Olympic torch relay

Olympics Feb 7, 2020

In first, female athlete to open Olympic torch relay

For the first time, a woman has been chosen to launch the torch relay for the 2020 Tokyo Games at the birthplace of the ancient Olympics in Greece. Greece's Hellenic Olympic Committee said Thursday it has picked Rio de Janeiro shooting gold medalist Anna Korakaki ...

Saori Yoshida retires with head held high

More Sports Jan 10, 2019

Saori Yoshida retires with head held high

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Wrestling legend Saori Yoshida is recognized as a remarkable winner for what she accomplished on the mat. Even though she claimed a silver medal at her final marquee competition, the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, that won't change. After all, she followed her father's words ...

More Sports Feb 7, 2018

Saori Yoshida still mulling competitive future

Three-time Olympic wrestling champion Saori Yoshida said Wednesday she has not yet decided whether she will continue to compete and wants to weigh her options carefully. The 35-year-old has not competed since the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, where she fell short of a fourth-straight ...

Yoshida undecided on future plans for competition

More Sports Nov 1, 2016

Yoshida undecided on future plans for competition

Three-time Olympic women's freestyle champion Saori Yoshida suggested Tuesday that she may not take part at the wrestling world championships in Paris next August. "I have given it no thought at all," said Yoshida, who has won the world title at 53 kg (formerly 55 ...