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Icho wins fifth straight gold medal in women's freestyle at World Wrestling Championships

Icho wins fifth straight gold medal in women's freestyle at World Wrestling Championships

Athens Olympic champion Kaori Icho of Japan won her fifth straight gold medal Sunday at the World Wrestling Championships.
Icho defeated Yelena Shalygina of Ukraine 3-0 in the 63-kilogram division.
Sara McMann of the United States and Monika Rogien of Poland settled for bronze.
In the 67-kilogram class final, Jing Ruixue of China, the 2005 silver medalist, beat Martine Dugrenier of Canada 3-1 for her first major title. Natalia Kuksina of Russia and Katie Downing of the United States won bronze medals.
Defending champion Stanka Zlateva of Bulgaria won her second straight gold in the 72-kilogram category with a 3-0 win over Kristie Marano of the United States. Athens Olympic silver medalist Guzel Manurova of Russia and Olga Zhanibekova of Kazakhstan took bronze.