Team Japan finished the 2022 Winter Games with 18 medals, collecting top-three finishes in seven different sports.
Porteous dethroned two-time Olympic champion David Wise on the penultimate day of the Beijing Games.
Skip Satsuki Fujisawa and her teammates handled the pressure of a high-stakes match and played more consistently in a bounce-back win over the Swiss.
Gold medalist Austria saves its best for last in the final round, with Slovenia and Germany placing second and third, respectively.
Reira Iwabuchi placed fifth and compatriot Kokomo Murase earned a 10th-place finish in her Olympic debut.
The Gifu Prefecture native earned Japan’s first medal at the Beijing Games.
Returning Japanese standout athletes from four years ago spark optimism for an even better showing at the Beijing Olympics.
The talented teenager has enjoyed a confidence-boosting stretch of success in the run-up to the Beijing Olympics.