All posts tagged "Japan"
WRESTLING | Kenichiro Fumita Clinches Silver, Hiroe Minagawa Misses Out on Medal
“The fact that these Olympics took place, and all those who made this possible, I wanted to win this medal for...
OLYMPIC DIGEST | Daily Highlights for August 2
~~ Athletes at the Tokyo Olympics have been performing super (and super-human) athletic feats, even as COVID-19 and other controversies swirl....
[OLYMPIC NOTEBOOK] Tik Tok Olympics in Full Swing
Ilona Maher, Team USA Rugby, covered a cheeky poke at the U.S. skateboarding team, asking it kindly to “leave some swag...
ARCHERY | Japan's Takaharu Furukawa Clinches Bronze Medal in Men's Individual
~~ ~ In a close match against Taiwan’s Chih-Chun Tang, Japanese archer Takaharu Furukawa clinched the bronze medal by triumphing 7-3...
JUDO | Akira Sone Wins Japan’s First Gold Medal in Women’s Over-78 Category Since 2004
“I am full of gratitude that, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, we were able to have these Olympics,” commented...
JUDO | Aaron Wolf, Shori Hamada Add to Japan’s Impressive Gold-Medal Haul
The Olympic host nation has won eight judo gold medals through six days of competition.
GYMNASTICS | 18-Year-Old Sunisa Lee is America’s New Star in Women’s Final at Olympics
Lee made history at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre by being the first gymnast of Asian descent to win the women’s all-around.
A Magic Mindset Helps to Inspire Japan’s Olympic Rhythmic Gymnastics Team
~~ A psychiatrist who is a magician could be the secret weapon behind the Japan rhythmic gymnastics team’s medal success at...
[OLYMPIC IMPRESSIONS] Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz Wins Historic First Gold for Philippines
It was a women empowerment extravaganza in the sport of weightlifting, with first golds for several countries, and inspiring women fighting...
SKATEBOARDING | 13-Year-Old Momiji Nishiya Steals Gold For Japan Among Huge Smiles
The stellar podium was a teenagers’ triumph, with Brazil’s Leal winning silver at 13 years old, and Japan’s Nakayama winning bronze...
With Peaceful Resolve Yuto Horigome Slides to Gold in Men’s Street Skateboarding At Olympics
~~ ~ At just the age of 22, Yuto Horigome wowed Japanese fans on the afternoon of Sunday, July 25 by...
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JUDO | Japan’s First Medals: Tonaki Takes Silver for Women, Takato Follows with Gold for Men
~~ ~ The twilight of July 24 brought an evening of victory for Japan, as judo athletes scored a silver and...