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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 classes contested, downing Russian Valeria Koblova in the 58-kg final to capture her ninth world title.

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