With Seconds to Spare, Katinka Hosszu Sets Medley Record

Photo Katinka Hosszu set a world record in the women’s 400-meter individual medley Saturday night. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times After repeated frustration on the sport’s biggest stage, Katinka Hosszu of Hungary crushed the world record in the women’s 400-meter individual medley Saturday night to capture gold for the first Olympic medal of her career. Hosszu, known as the Iron Lady for her grueling schedule, led all the way and touched in 4 minutes 26.36 seconds, eclipsing the record of 4:28.43 held by Ye Shiwen of China Read more [...]

Japan Caps Strong Showing at Judo Worlds

Japan completed a superb judo world championships week in Astana, Kazakhstan, winning the men’s and women’s team titles. The team had dominated the individual categories, with victories in six out of 14 divisions. A version of this brief appears in print on August 31, 2015, on page D4 of the New York edition with the headline: Japan Caps Strong Showing. Read more [...]

Frenchman Wins World Judo Championship

Teddy Riner of France won the gold medal in the over-100-kilogram category at the world judo championships in Astana, Kazakhstan, defeating Ryu Shichinohe of Japan in the final. Riner, 26, became the first judoka to win eight world titles, seven of them coming in the over-100-kilogram class. He is unbeaten in 95 bouts, his last loss coming in September 2010 when he dropped a points decision to Japan’s Daiki Kamikawa in the final of the open-category division at the world championships Read more [...]