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Four-time defending Olympic wrestling champion Kaori Icho’s bid for a fifth title took a severe hit on Saturday, when the 35-year-old failed to qualify for September’s World Wrestling Championships.

Icho lost her 57-kg qualification playoff against Rio de Janeiro Olympic 63-kg champ Risako Kawai, who will represent Japan at the worlds in Kazakhstan. The worlds are the main qualifying event for next year’s Tokyo Olympics.

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