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Three-time Olympic women’s freestyle wrestling gold medalist Saori Yoshida said Tuesday she believes that retiring figure skater Mao Asada should be bestowed with the People’s Honor Award.

Speaking at an event in Tokyo a day after Mao announced she was calling time on her glittering career, Yoshida said, “I received the award when I won 13 straight world titles and I think Mao-chan deserves the People’s Honor Award too for all of her efforts.”

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