Japan wrestlers dominate USA

Kyodo

Defending champion Japan got off to a flying start with a 6-1 victory Saturday over the United States in its bid for its third consecutive title at the women’s wrestling World Cup.

Athens Olympic medalists Saori Yoshida, Chiharu and Kaori Icho and Kyoko Hamaguchi had impressive wins in their respective matches at 55 kg, 48 kg, 63 kg and 72 kg at Inaei sports center.