Olympics: Japanese judoka Sone wins women's over 78-kg title in Tokyo

Akira Sone continued Japan's judo gold rush at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday, beating Cuba's Idalys Ortiz for the women's over-78-kilogram title.

Olympics: Japan wins men's fencing epee team gold at Tokyo Games

Japan won its first Olympic fencing gold medal and set a record with 17 gold medals at a single Olympics by winning the Tokyo Games' men's team epee on Friday.

Olympics: Japan wins most ever gold medals with 17th in Tokyo

Japan secured its largest gold medal haul of any Olympics on Friday, winning the host country's 17th in men's fencing team epee to surpass its previous record at the last Tokyo Games in 1964 and Athens in 2004.


Olympics: Japan's Watanabe, Higashino win badminton mixed doubles bronze

Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino gave Japan its first ever badminton mixed doubles Olympic medal on Friday, when they captured the bronze in the third-place playoff at the Tokyo Games.

Japan decides to add 4 prefectures to COVID emergency amid Olympics

Japan decided Friday to expand its COVID-19 state of emergency to Osaka and three prefectures near Tokyo as a recent spike in coronavirus cases to record levels has raised fears that the country's medical system could collapse amid the Tokyo Olympics.



Japan's Nozomi Okuhara plays against China's He Bingjiao in the Tokyo Olympic badminton women's singles quarterfinals on July 30, 2021, at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza in Tokyo. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Daiya Seto of Japan swims in the men's 200-meter individual medley final at the Tokyo Olympics on July 30, 2021, at Tokyo Aquatics Centre. (Kyodo)
Athletes compete in the first round of the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Tokyo Olympics on July 30, 2021, at National Stadium. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Ryosuke Irie of Japan waves after competing in the men's 200-meter backstroke final of the Tokyo Olympics on July 30, 2021. (Kyodo)
Japan's Yuta Watanabe (front L) and Arisa Higashino (R) react after winning the Tokyo Olympic badminton mixed doubles bronze medal match against Hong Kong's Tang Chun-man and Tse Ying-suet on July 30, 2021, at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Britain's Bethany Shriever (911) competes en route to winning the women's cycling BMX racing final at the Tokyo Olympics on July 30, 2021, at Ariake Urban Sports Park. Colombia's Mariana Pajon (100), who finished second, is seen on the right. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Emma Twigg (C) of New Zealand poses with her gold medal in the women's rowing singles sculls at the Tokyo Olympics on July 30, 2021, at Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo, alongside silver medalist Hanna Prakatsen (L) and bronze medalist Magdalena Lobnig. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Hikaru Mori of Japan competes in the women's trampoline gymnastics qualification round of the Tokyo Olympics on July 30, 2021, at Ariake Gymnastics Centre. (Kyodo)
Argentina (white) and Japan meet in the pool round of the Tokyo Olympic women's hockey tournament on July 29, 2021, at Oi Hockey Stadium in Tokyo. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Jessica Fox of Australia competes in the women's canoe final of the Tokyo Olympics on July 29, 2021, at Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre. Fox won gold. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo