Japan shuttlers excelling at world championships

More Sports Aug 4, 2018

Japan shuttlers excelling at world championships

Wakana Nagahara and Mayu Matsumoto beat an Indonesian pair in straight games on Saturday to set up an all-Japanese women's doubles final at the World Badminton Championships. Nagahara and Matsumoto, each 22-year-old world championship debutants, will face last year's runners-up, Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota, ...

King Kohei's championship reign ended by injury

More Sports / Gymnastics Oct 3, 2017

King Kohei's championship reign ended by injury

Kohei Uchimura's eight-year reign as the undisputed king of gymnastics came to a dramatic end on Monday after the hobbling star was eliminated during qualifiers at the world championships. Reigning Olympic champion Uchimura, who had been chasing a remarkable seventh straight individual all-around title in ...

Japan gets bronze in 4x100 relay

More Sports / Track & Field Aug 13, 2017

Japan gets bronze in 4x100 relay

Japan won its first medal in the men's 4x100-meter relay at a world athletics championships, finishing third after Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt, running the anchor leg for his nation, hurt his leg shortly after taking the baton and could not finish the race Saturday. Shuhei ...

Reese hangs on to claim 4th world long jump title

More Sports / Track & Field Aug 12, 2017

Reese hangs on to claim 4th world long jump title

American Brittney Reese claimed her fourth world long jump title on Friday after a tense, tight contest in which only 6 cm separated the top four competitors. Darya Klishina, competing as a neutral athlete after the Russian federation was banned over state-sponsored doping, took silver ...

Japan nets two breaststroke medals at world championships

More Sports / Swimming Jul 29, 2017

Japan nets two breaststroke medals at world championships

Yasuhiro Koseki and Ippei Watanabe won silver and bronze, respectively, in the men's 200-meter breaststroke at the world championships on Friday. The 25-year-old Koseki touched the wall in 2 minutes, 7.29 seconds, finishing 0.33 seconds behind Russia's Anton Chupkov who won with a meet record. Watanabe, ...

Figure Skating Apr 4, 2016

Hanyu, Ten settle differences

Yuzuru Hanyu has settled his differences with Kazakhstan's Denis Ten, the men's Olympic figure skating champion revealed Sunday. The two nearly collided during practice on Wednesday at the world championships, and Hanyu, who finished second, accused Ten, the Sochi Olympic bronze medalist, of deliberately cutting ...