All posts tagged "swimming"
Features/ 3 months ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Kosuke Kitajima to be Inducted into International Swimming Hall of Fame in September
A four-time Olympic gold medalist, Kosuke Kitajima became the first swimmer to claim the breaststroke golden double in consecutive Summer Games.
Features/ 6 months ago
[ODDS and EVENS] Swimmer Daiya Seto Proves He's Still a Force to be Reckoned With
Daiya Seto wins his sixth consecutive 400-meter individual medley title at the FINA Short Course World Championships in Melbourne, Australia.
Features/ 10 months ago
[ODDS and EVENS] Swimmer Kyoko Iwasaki Made Olympic History 30 Years Ago
The 14-year-old from Shizuoka Prefecture became the sport’s youngest Olympic gold medalist, winning the women’s 200-meter breaststroke final at the Barcelona...
Features/ 12 months ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Ryuzo Anzai Leaves Brex After Title-Winning Season
Anzai spent 15 seasons with the club as a player, assistant coach and head coach. He said the B.League team needs...
Features/ 1 year ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Dai Oketani Displays Coaching Chops in the Midst of Storybook Season
Oketani’s dynamic coaching repertoire fuses old-school strategies with modern-day tactics. He’s positioned the Golden Kings for a run at a B....
Features/ 1 year ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Aiming to Exceed Record Medal Haul from Pyeongchang Games
Returning Japanese standout athletes from four years ago spark optimism for an even better showing at the Beijing Olympics.
Features/ 2 years ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] New Managers Take Over for NPB's Fighters, Dragons and Hawks
All three teams are looking for better results in 2022 after disappointing seasons this year.
PARALYMPIC ROUNDUP | Indonesia’s Badminton Ace Leani Ratri Oktila Starts Medal Quest With Straight Wins in Qualifiers
~~ Indonesia’s badminton star is aiming for gold. Leani Ratri Oktila, a three-time world champion and two-time champion in the Asian...
SWIMMING | Ihar Boki Makes Big Splash with Five Gold Medals
Blue eyes that almost seem to pierce you. Blond hair, and an almost angelic face, with an infectious smile. Yet when...
PARALYMPIC ROUNDUP | Cyclist Keiko Sugiura, 50, Becomes Japan’s Oldest Gold Medalist
Sugiura, who contemplated retiring when she reached the half-century mark last year, built a 20-second lead by the halfway point of...
PARALYMPIC ROUNDUP | Naohide Yamaguchi Captures 100-Meter Breaststroke Gold
Swimmer Naohide Yamaguchi broke his own world record and claimed Japan’s third gold medal of the Tokyo Paralympics when he won...
PARALYMPIC ROUNDUP | Jordan’s Omar Qarada Secures His First Powerlifting Gold
The 40-year-old from Amman who owns a pair of silver medals from 2008 and 2016, raises his profile with victory in...