Japan faces uphill battle in athletics

More Sports / Athletics Aug 1, 2016

Japan faces uphill battle in athletics

Japan has not seen one of its athletics competitors on the top step of the podium since the 2004 Olympics in Athens, when Mizuki Noguchi ran to a win on the historic marathon course and Koji Murofushi took the Olympic title in the hammer. Since ...

Tanii wins 50-km walk national title

More Sports / Athletics Apr 17, 2016

Tanii wins 50-km walk national title

World bronze medalist Takayuki Tanii won the 50-km walk on Sunday at the national championships, the final qualifier for this summer's Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Tanii, who has already qualified for Rio, clocked 3 hours, 44 minutes, 12 seconds in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture for his ...

JAAF names Tanii top athlete of 2015

More Sports / Athletics Dec 16, 2015

JAAF names Tanii top athlete of 2015

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Race walker Takayuki Tanii, who captured a bronze medal in the men's 50-km competition at this summer's IAAF World Championships in Beijing, was named the athlete of the year at the annual Athletic Awards of the Japan Association of Athletics Federations in Tokyo on ...