Japanese wrestler Yukako Kawai defeated Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan Wednesday in the women's 62 kilogram freestyle final to capture the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
Sakura Yosozumi won the women's park skateboarding gold on Wednesday, leading a Japan 1-2 on the event's Olympic debut.
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, the Belarusian athlete who was pulled from the Tokyo Olympics over the weekend by her team against her will, left Narita airport near Tokyo on Wednesday for Poland, which has offered her asylum.
Japan's daily total of COVID-19 cases surpassed 14,000 on Wednesday, setting another record just days after hitting the previous high, as concerns grew over the strain on the medical system in Tokyo, where the Olympics are being held.
The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee said Wednesday five confirmed COVID-19 cases among the Greek artistic swimming team are the first cluster of infections in the athletes' village.
Tetsuto Yamada's tie-breaking three-run double in the eighth inning lifted Japan into the Tokyo Olympic baseball gold medal game with an intense 5-2 win over archrival South Korea in Wednesday's semifinal.
MORE HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE TOKYO SUMMER OLYMPICS
- Japan's bid for a second straight appearance in the team table tennis men's final at the Olympics ended Wednesday night after a 3-2 defeat to German in the semifinals at the Tokyo Games.
- Members of the Australian Olympic men's football and rugby seven's teams are facing investigations into unruly behavior on their flight home from Tokyo, following a written complaint by Japan Airlines Co. to the Australian Olympic Committee.
- Japan beat Belgium to reach the women's basketball semifinals at the Olympic Games for the first time thanks to a clutch go-ahead three-pointer from Saki Hayashi with 16 seconds left in the game.
- Fears are mounting that another wave of novel coronavirus infections in China may prevent the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics from being held in a complete form, along with the threat of a games boycott by some nations over human rights issues.
- Head coach Hajime Moriyasu is determined to see the Japanese men's football team finish the Tokyo Games with a bronze medal, but says they must be more ruthless in front of goal if they are to match their best-ever Olympic result.
- Sydney McLaughlin set a world record and led an American 1-2 in the women's 400-meter hurdles at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday.
- A day after winning the men's horizontal bar for his second gold medal on his Olympic debut, Japan's new gymnastics star Daiki Hashimoto said Wednesday his sights are already set on claiming more hardware at the Paris Games in 2024.
- Sweden's Madelene Sagstrom topped the leaderboard after a bogey-free 5-under 66 as the Olympic women's golf tournament began Wednesday with Japanese players Nasa Hataoka and Mone Inami both shooting opening-round 70s.
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