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Yukako Kawai won Japan’s first wrestling gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday by outpointing Kyrgyzstan’s Aisuluu Tynybekova 4-3 in a frenetic women’s 62-kilogram final.

After taking a 4-1 lead, the 23-year-old Kawai survived a late fightback from 2019 world champion Tynybekova to win gold in her first Olympics.

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