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Four-time Olympic gold medalist Kaori Icho was named a Japan national wrestling team “entourage coach” on Sunday to assist athletes as part of the setup for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

The new role will see the 37-year-old Icho, who failed to qualify for this year’s Olympics after winning gold at four straight games since the 2004 Athens Olympics, approach athlete support from both the technical and mental sides

Icho currently trains female wrestlers at Nippon Sport Science University. It appears likely she will participate in national team training camps in her new capacity.

Japan won five gold medals during the Tokyo Games, tying its record haul from 1964 when the competition was limited to men.

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