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Women’s 53-kg wrestling world champion Saori Yoshida defeated Chiho Hamada at the national championships on Tuesday.

Yoshida, a three-time Olympic gold medalist, beat Hamada, the world champion at 55-kg, 53 seconds into the bout at Tokyo’s Yoyogi National Gymnasium for her 12th national title which until last year was contested at 55kg.

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