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Japan wins 2 golds at wrestling worlds in Russia

Japan wins 2 golds at wrestling worlds in Russia

Saori Yoshida and Kaori Icho extended Japan's domination in women's freestyle wrestling by winning gold medals at the world championships on Thursday.
Yoshida, a two-time Olympic champion, won her eighth world title in the 55-kilogram class by beating Yuliya Ratkevich of Azerbaijan 2-0, 6-0.
Icho, a two-time Olympic and five-time world champion, pinned American wrestler Elena Pirozhkova in the second period to win the 63-kilogram category 1-1, 6-0.
Mongolia's Battsetseg Soronzonbold defeated Zhang Lan of China 4-0, 4-0 in the 59-kilogram class for her first major title.


Updated : 2021-08-04 21:52 GMT+08:00