Olympic champions Kawai, Dosho capture national titles

More Sports Dec 23, 2016

Olympic champions Kawai, Dosho capture national titles

Rio Olympic gold medalists Risako Kawai and Sara Dosho wrapped up the year on a high note by winning their respective weight class at the All-Japan Wrestling Championships Friday. Kawai, who won the women's 63-kg category in Brazil this summer, defeated Chiho Hamada 3-0 in ...

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 ...

Wrestlers Takatani, Higuchi, Ota qualify for Rio Games

More Sports Mar 18, 2016

Wrestlers Takatani, Higuchi, Ota qualify for Rio Games

Sosuke Takatani, Rei Higuchi and Shinobu Ota all secured berths for this summer's Rio de Janeiro Olympics in men's wrestling after advancing to the finals in the Asian qualifying tournament on Friday. Takatani, second at the world championships in 2014, suffered right-knee ligament damage in ...

More Sports Jun 20, 2015

Wrestler Takatani claims third consecutive national title

Sosuke Takatani, a world championships silver medalist in the men's 74-kg freestyle, won his third straight title at the National Invitational Wrestling Championships on Saturday and a berth at this year's worlds. Takatani, Japan's ace, won by a narrow margin over Daisuke Shimada. Takatani took ...