Japan


Sports: Archery, Athletics, Baseball, Boxing, Diving, Gymnastics, Hockey, Judo, Swimming

Medal Prospects: Japan is strong in Judo which originates in the country. 200 meter world record breaststroke holder Kosuke Kitajima will be the one to watch in the pool. Ryoko Tani will be hoping to win her third consecutive gold medal in judo. The baseball team should also have an excellent chance at a medal.

Athens Medals: Gold 16, Silver 9, Bronze 12, Total 37

U.S. defeats Japan to win bronze medal in baseball

The United States has defeated Japan to win the bronze medal in baseball, with a final score of 8-4. It was the first event I watched live and will post more pictures soon.
Cuba play South Korea in the gold medal match.

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Jamaica have proved they are the sprint champions of the Beijing Olympics by winning the men’s 4×100 meter relay setting a new record of 37.10.
Tinidad and Tobago won the silver medal and Japan won the bronze.
Jamaica
CARTER Nesta
FRATER Michael
BOLT Usain
POWELL Asafa
Tinidad and Tobago
EDMAN Keston
BURNS Marc
CALLENDER Emmanuel
THOMPSON Richard
Japan
TSUKAHARA Naoki
SUETSUGU Shingo
TAKAHIRA Shinji
ASAHARA Nobuharu

The United States have lost their second game ever in the the softball tonight in the Olympics, losing to Japan 3-1.
It is a huge upset for the United States team, who have been on a 22-game winning streak, with their last loss at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
The United States may have a long time to [...]

Russian’s Anastasia Davydova and Anastasia Ermakova won the gold medal in the synchronized swimming duet free gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Spain’s Andrea Fuentes and Gemma Mengual won the silver and Japan’s Saho Harada and Emiko Suzuki won the bronze medal.

Henry Cejudo of the United States has won the gold medal in the men’s freestyle wrestling 55kg class at the Beijing Olympic Games.
Cejudo defeated Japanese Matsunaga Tomohiro on points.
Besik Kudukhov of Russia and Radoslav Velikov of Bulgaria shared the bronze medals.

China’s Wang Jiao beat Bulgaria’s Stanka Zlateva to win the women’s 72kg freestyle wrestling gold medal at the Beijing Olympic Games.
Zlateva won the silver while Japan’s Hamaguchi Kyoko and Agnieszka Wieszczek of Poland both took a bronze medal.

Kaori Icho from Japan has won the gold medal in the women’s 63kg wrestling.
Alena Kartashova from Russia won the silver medal.
Yelena Shalugina of Kazakhstan beat Athens bronze medalist Lisa Golliot-Legrand of France 5-0, 3-2 to win the bronze medal. Randy Miller from the United States won the other bronze medal.