Top Sports Stories in Japan… (September 2)

2 09 2007

Reiko Tosa - Japan’s last real shot at a medalI am around 30 minutes away from another NFL FL Draft… 20 team league – going to be hard. Let’s hope I draft low.

Today’s sports headlines in Japan…


Top Sports Stories in Japan… (August 31)

31 08 2007

Jana Rawlinson - SUPER-mom!Much cooler today… actually considering jeans!

Anyway… today’s top sports stories in Japan:

Top Sports Stories in Japan… (August 30)

30 08 2007

Women’s steeplechase at the World ChampionshipsDefinitely starting to cool down… a welcome respite.

Today’s stories in Japanese sports:

World Athletics Championships 2007- Review of Results thus far

29 08 2007

So, we have completed 4 days of competition at The Nagai Stadium in Osaka and have seen some fantastic athletics. For those of you who’ve missed out on the action, I’ll try and bring you up to speed on the results we’ve seen thus far.

Day 1

Luke Kibet wins the Men’s MarathonCompetition kicked off with the Men’s Marathon. As so often is the case in championships, the time was slow, but given the conditions (30 degrees and 60% humidity I believe) this is not surprising. Marginally more than half the athletes finished the race, won by Kenyan Luke Kibet in 2:15.59, the first Kenyan to win the World Championship marathon since Douglas Wakihuri in 1987. Qatari Mubarak Hassan Shami (formerly Richard Yatich of Kenya) took silver just ahead of Victor Rothlin of Switzerland. Japan won the team event after it’s athletes took 5th, 6th, 7th and 13th, ahead of Korea and Kenya 3rd.

In the womens 10000, Tirunesh Dibaba overcame some drama to win the title again. At one stage she was well adrift of the leaders clutching her stomach, but somehow fought back into the race and eventually win in 31:55.41, with Turkey’s Elvan Abeylegesse 2nd in 31:59.40 and Kara Goucher (USA) holding out Joanne Pavey from the Uk for 3rd in 32:02.05. At just 22 Dibaba is sweeping womens distance running off it’s feet in much the same way male compatriots Haile Gebresselaise and Kenenisa Bekele have done for the past 14 years. Read the rest of this entry »

Top Sports Stories in Japan… (August 28)

28 08 2007

Jarah’s still hot…Cooler day today, and that’s a blessing…

Today’s top stories in sports:

  • Murofushi fails in his quest for gold (WAC)… [Japan Times]
  • Rakuten destroy Fighters (NPB)… [Japan Times]
  • Kotomitsuki to debut as Ozeki (sumo)… [Japan Times]
  • Soaring heat, and soaring ticket prices threaten World Athletics Championships attendance… [Mainichi Shimbun]
  • Carriker’s HR sinks Japan (Little League World Series)… [Mainichi Shimbun]
  • Asian Sports Ministers hold summit on Beijing Olympics… [Daily Yomiuri]

Top Sports Stories in Japan… (August 27)

27 08 2007

Have a nice day…Hell… wonderful day today – not too hot! Yay!

Anyway… top sports stories in Japanese News:

Have a great day all!

Top Sports Stories in Japan… (August 26)

26 08 2007

Yup… I’m feelin’ the heat too…Hot, hot, hot… nothing new. Apparently we’re in for a cooler spell soon… yataa!

Today’s news in Sport in Japan…