Yoshida, Icho extend dominance

Sep 12, 2014

Yoshida, Icho extend dominance

Three-time Olympic champion Saori Yoshida beat Sofia Mattsson of Sweden in the women’s 53-kg final to claim her 12th consecutive title at the wrestling world championships on Thursday. Three-time Olympic champion Kaori Icho made it a double victory for Japan in the three weight ...

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 ...

Sep 21, 2013

Dosho settles for bronze at wrestling world championships

Tournament debutante Sara Dosho of Japan earned a bronze medal in the women’s 67-kilogram class at the wrestling world championships on Friday. The 18-year-old Dosho cruised through her first three matches from the first round but lost in the semifinals to Alina Stadnik-Makhynia of ...