Sporting event news

27 Feb

Did you watch the 2010 Olympics women’s figure skating event?

It was probably the biggest event of these Olympics in both Japan and Korea.

Japan’s best skater 19 year-old Mao Asada competed against Korea’s star Kim Yu-na, who is also 19 years old.

Of course, both Japan and Korea were sure that the skater from their country would win the gold medal for this event.

In the end though, Korean Kim Yu-na won the gold and Japan’s Mao Asada won silver. Canadian Joannie Rochette got the bronze medal.

Asada Mao is in the black dress.

Mao Asada tried her best and she did two “triple axel” jumps. It’s her signature jump and she is the only current women’s skater in the world who can do that particular jump.
She executed the triple axels perfectly, but she tripped up and almost fell at another point during her rountine and it cost her points.

Mao Asada skating in the 2010 Olympics women's figure skating event.

The 2010 Olympics will be over tomorrow. Japan currently has a total of four medals from these games…two silver and two bronze.
It looks like Japan won’t be taking any gold from these games.


Also, tomorrow is the day of the annual “Tokyo Marathon“.

32,000 people will running 42 km through the streets of Tokyo.

This year a friend of mine will be running in the marathon.
ガンバレヒデキさん! (Good luck, Hideki!)

And the pitcher from the Japanese baseball team, the Chunichi Dragons, Maximo Nelson (from the Dominican Republic) was arrested yesterday for bringing a bullet in his luggage in the airport in Okinawa (where he was going for his team’s spring training).

Japan is very strict with it’s drug and firearms laws.


Speaking of Okinawa, there was a very big earthquake in Okinawa this morning.
Hopefully everyone is OK.


Different subject, but I finally admitted that my eyesight isn’t what it used to be and got eyeglasses yesterday.
So, now, for the first time, I wear glasses for reading.

I can’t deny that I’m getting older. 😦

10 Responses to “Sporting event news”

  1. Sir Pent March 4, 2010 at 1:34 am #

    We just launched. It’s brand new, but it seems to be picking up.


    • tokyo5 March 4, 2010 at 2:17 am #

      >it seems to be picking up.

      That’s good.


  2. Sir Pent March 2, 2010 at 10:30 am #

    The employees in the department I manage built it…but at least I got to tell them what to do!!


    • tokyo5 March 2, 2010 at 10:35 pm #

      It looks nice.
      Does it get a lot of traffic?


  3. Sir Pent March 2, 2010 at 12:04 am # is a website that I put together for my company. Everyone should go there a play with the banner building tools. It’s kinda fun and doesn’t cost anything…until you place an order, that is.


    • tokyo5 March 2, 2010 at 12:12 am #

      Did you make that website yourself?
      Looks very professional.


  4. Sir Pent March 1, 2010 at 9:14 pm #

    It was a great game, but Canada was clearly the better hockey team.

    Also, my company has a new funny video:


    • tokyo5 March 1, 2010 at 9:24 pm #

      I didn’t see the US vs Canada hockey game.

      Anyways, is that your company’s website?
      At one point in that video, the background looked like the Japanese naval ensign (like my blog’s banner) with the red rays on white background. 😉


  5. bartman905 February 27, 2010 at 11:09 pm #

    Canada seems to be doing quite well with 21 medals, 10 of them gold, the highest of any country.

    The highlight of the games (at least for Canadians) will be the gold medal men’s hockey game between US and Canada. Go Canada Go!

    Also, did you know that the Canadian skater Joannie Rochette’s mother died two days before, she did well even with this sad event.


    • tokyo5 February 27, 2010 at 11:26 pm #

      >Canada…21 medals, 10 of them gold, the highest of any country.

      Yes, currently America, Germany and Canada have the most medals.

      >men’s hockey game between US and Canada. Go Canada Go!

      I think that game takes place on Monday at about 6AM, Tokyo time…doesn’t it?
      (Of course, in a game between those two countries, I can’t support yours. 😉 )

      >did you know that the Canadian skater Joannie Rochette’s mother died two days before

      Yes, I know. It was shocking news.
      This Olympics had two tragic deaths.


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