Japan women defend FIBA Asia title

Here is a brief recap of the FIBA Asia Women’s Championship final on Saturday in Wuhan, China, where Japan routed the host nation to capture its second straight continental title.

With the victory, Japan secured a spot in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.



‘To watch him run was to witness music, dance and song’

By Ed Odeven
TOKYO (June 14, 2015) — Today’s Olympic Notebook, featured in The Japan Times, begins with a look at Henry Carr’s remarkable accomplishments as a track sprinter.

One of his 1964 Olympic teammates, 10,000-meter gold medalist Billy Mills, gave an unforgettable summary of Carr’s running style: ““To watch him run was to witness music, dance and song.”

Carr left Tokyo with gold medals in the 200 meters and the 4×400 meter relay.

The former Arizona State track star passed away on May 29 at age 73.

The surviving members of the winning 4×400 relay, Ollan Cassell and ex-Sun Devils teammate Ulis Williams, reflect on Carr’s life, his personality, their friendship with him and some details about the lineup change for the 4×400 final that are not widely known.

Here’s the link to the article: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2015/06/13/olympics/carr-starred-tokyo-games/

Here’s YouTube footage of the 200-meter final in Tokyo:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdfB8ni1FK0