Yoshida leads Japan to wrestling World Cup win

Mar 16, 2014

Yoshida leads Japan to wrestling World Cup win

Japan, led by three-time Olympic champion Saori Yoshida, beat Russia 8-0 in the final to lift the women’s World Cup for a seventh time on Sunday. China finished third in the event at Azusawa Gymnasium. It was Japan’s first title in two years. Yoshida, ...

Mar 13, 2014

Yoshida will compete in World Cup

Three-time Olympic champion Saori Yoshida, whose father Eikatsu died earlier this week after suffering a subarachnoid hemorrhage, said Thursday she intends to compete in a women’s World Cup meet starting this weekend in Tokyo. Yoshida, 31, who was attending her father’s wake in Tsu, ...

Father of three-time Olympic wrestling champion Yoshida dies

Mar 11, 2014

Father of three-time Olympic wrestling champion Yoshida dies

The father of Japan’s three-time Olympic wrestling gold medalist Saori Yoshida was found dead in his car after suffering subarachnoid bleeding Tuesday morning. Eikatsu Yoshida, 61, was found collapsed in his car on an expressway in Tsu, Mie Prefecture, parked at the shoulder, and ...

Wrestler Yoshida captures 11th national title

Dec 23, 2013

Wrestler Yoshida captures 11th national title

Saori Yoshida captured her 11th women’s 55-kg title on Monday, the final day of the Japan national championships. Yoshida, who has won 11 consecutive world championships and three straight Olympic gold medals in the division, defeated Chiho Hamada in the final to resume her ...

Sep 22, 2013

Yoshida sets 2020 as target

Fresh from winning her 11th consecutive 55-kg title at the world wrestling championships in Budapest, Olympic champion Saori Yoshida reiterated her determination to keep on competing until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after arriving back in Japan on Sunday. The 29-year-old Yoshida comfortably defeated Sofia ...

Yoshida, Icho add more gold to huge collections

Sep 20, 2013

Yoshida, Icho add more gold to huge collections

Olympic champion Saori Yoshida won her 11th consecutive title at the world championships in Budapest on Thursday as Japanese women underlined their domination of freestyle wrestling. The 29-year-old Yoshida comfortably defeated Sofia Mattson in the 55-kg final, while Kaori Icho won her eighth world ...