Olympics: Judoka Takato wins Japan's 1st gold of Tokyo Games

Naohisa Takato claimed victory over Yang Yung-wei of Taiwan in the men's under 60-kilogram judo final Saturday, winning Japan's first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics.

Olympics: Japan swimming stars Ikee, Seto eliminated in 1st efforts

Japanese leukemia-survivor Rikako Ikee and her teammates failed to reach the final in the women's 4x100 freestyle relay at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, when Daiya Seto a gold medal favorite in the men's 400 individual medley suffered a shock defeat in his heat.

Suga, Macron vow to share Olympics experience, boost defense ties

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed Saturday that Japan will pass on its experience of hosting a "safe and secure" Olympics -- being held in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic -- to France, host of the 2024 Summer Games.

Olympics: China's Yang wins 1st gold of Tokyo Games in women's 10m air rifle

China's Yang Qian won the women's 10-meter air rile Saturday to capture the first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics.

Olympics: Gymnastics "King Kohei" Uchimura bows out in Tokyo after fall

Japan's defending individual all-around Olympic champion Kohei Uchimura did not advance to the men's gymnastics apparatus finals Saturday at the Tokyo Olympics.



Staff members disinfect the mat after each taekwondo match at the Tokyo Olympics amid the coronavirus pandemic at Makuhari Messe Hall in Chiba on July 24, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

Members of Italy's national volleyball team celebrate after winning a men's preliminary round match against Canada at the Tokyo Olympics on July 24, 2021, at Ariake Arena. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

Xiao Ruoteng of China performs on the pommel horse during the men's artistic gymnastics qualification of the Tokyo Olympics on July 24, 2021, at Ariake Gymnastics Centre. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

Japan and Australia meet in Pool A of the Tokyo Olympic men's hockey tournament on July 24, 2021, at Oi Hockey Stadium in Tokyo. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

Athletes compete in the men's cycling road race of the Tokyo Olympics in Fuchu, Tokyo on July 24, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

Jun Mizutani (back) and Mima Ito of Japan play against Stefan Fegerl and Sofia Polcanova of Austria in the table tennis mixed doubles round of 16 of the Tokyo Olympics at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium in the capital on July 24, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

Japan's Stephanie Mawuli (R) is closed down by Russian players in the women's 3x3 basketball pool round of the Tokyo Olympics on July 24, 2021, at Aomi Urban Sports Park in Tokyo. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

Japan's Akane Yamaguchi plays against Mahoor Shahzad of Pakistan in the group stage of the Tokyo Olympic badminton women's singles on July 24, 2021, at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza in Tokyo. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

Tennis player Naomi Osaka is pictured after lighting the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics at the National Stadium in Tokyo on July 23, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo