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When your mother is a former two-time world wrestling champion and you decide to follow her path, painfully high expectations are unavoidable.

Such is the predicament of Taishi Narikuni as he deals with the pressure to equal — or better — the success his mother Akiko achieved with four world championship medals, including back-to-back 65-kilogram golds in 1990 and 1991 and five national championships.

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