Olympics: Japanese athletes leave Rio

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21:17 23 Aug 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 23, Kyodo

Japanese athletes left Rio de Janeiro on Monday after a nation achieved a record transport of 41 Olympic medals.

Kaori Icho, who became a initial lady to win particular bullion medals during 4 Olympics in a row, 3 other gold-winning womanlike wrestlers and a 4 sprinters who astounded a universe by finishing second behind Jamaica in a men’s 4×100-meter send were among those boarding aircraft for a prolonged moody behind to Japan.

“I only wish to take things slow,” Icho pronounced during Galeao airport. “I’ve been too bustling to consider (about what comes after this).”

Eri Tosaka, a 22-year-old who won a women’s 48-kilogram wrestling gold, sounded fervent to get down to work for a 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

“I wish to sight as shortly as we get back,” Tosaka said.

Ryota Yamagata, Shota Iizuka, Yoshihide Kiryu and Asuka Cambridge done a many of their speed and accurate rod exchanges to acquire china in a relay, Japan’s best-ever Olympic outcome in a men’s scurry event.

Olympic organizers have motionless to send a rod they used to a Japan Association of Athletics Federations.

“We should pointer autographs and put it on display,” Iizuka said.


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