Gamera-Shmyrko outlasts Akaba at Osaka Women’s Marathon

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES OSAKA – Tetiana Gamera-Shmyrko of Ukraine won the Osaka Women’s Marathon for the second year in a row on Sunday, while Yukiko Akaba scored a runnerup finish in the last competitive race of her career.Gamera-Shmyrko, fifth at the London Olympics, cut the tape at Nagai Stadium in a time of 2 hours, 24 minutes 37 seconds. Akaba, the 2011 Osaka winner, clocked 2:26:00 and Karolina Jarzynska of Poland was third in 2:26:31. RELATED PHOTOS “I am happy I could win for the second straight year in such a strong field,” said Gamera-Shmyrko, who caught up with Akaba at the 35-km mark and pulled away before widening her lead with 5 km left.“I caught up and pulled level and was able to breathe easily. After that I was confident I would win,” she added.Sairi Maeda produced a fourth-place finish on her marathon debut with a time of 2:26:46. center_img Back for more: Tetiana Gamera-Shmyrko crosses the line to defend her Osaka Women’s Marathon title on Sunday. | KYODO IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Soccer: Parkway sweeps Caddo Magnet in season openers

first_imgParkway swept Caddo Magnet in boys and girls District 1-1 openers Wednesday night at Tinsley Park.Both the Lady Panthers and Panthers won 2-1, and both rallied from one goal down in the second half.In a boys District 1-I opener, Airline fell to defending champion Captain Shreve 3-0.Joe Alvarado scored the Parkway boys first goal and Bryce Culotta had the game-winner.Sara Funderburk, fresh off her win in the Class 5A state cross country meet in Natchitoches, scored both goals off corner kicks from Liz Knight. Her game-winner came with just a few minutes left.Miranda Scotten’s pressure caused the Lady Mustangs to force the ball out of bounds for the corner kicks.In a District 1-I girls opener Tuesday night at Tinsley, Haughton tied Captain Shreve 1-1.Parker McClung scored the Lady Bucs’ goal with an assist from Lauren Bajat.— Russell Hedges, [email protected] Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond Boutique|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more