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Olympics / Summer Olympics / Wrestling Aug 20, 2016

Lalovic praises 'legend' Icho

Nenad Lalovic, the president of United World Wrestling, on Friday paid glowing tribute to Japan's Kaori Icho after she scored her fourth straight Olympic gold medal in women's freestyle wrestling at the Rio Games. The 32-year-old Icho defeated Russia's Valeriia Koblova Zholobova in the 58-kg ...

Ota captures silver in 59-kg Greco-Roman

Olympics / Summer Olympics / Wrestling Aug 16, 2016

Ota captures silver in 59-kg Greco-Roman

Shinobu Ota managed a silver medal but was no match against reigning world champion Ismael Borrero Molina of Cuba in the men's Greco-Roman 59-kg final at the Rio Olympics on Sunday. The 22-year-old Ota, who finished second at the 2014 Asian Championships in Astana and ...

Olympics / Wrestling Sep 9, 2013

Wrestling voted back in for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Wrestling, which was dropped from the Olympics list of core sports in February, regained its spot Sunday, beating out a combined baseball-softball bid and squash for inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the newly elected host city. Wrestling was the last to make a final ...

Olympics / Wrestling Sep 8, 2013

Wrestling poised for return at 2020 Games: sources

Wrestling, which was dropped from the Olympics list of core sports in February, is all but guaranteed to regain its spot in the 2020 Summer Games, IOC sources said Saturday. Wrestling is competing against a combined baseball-softball bid and squash but is certain to win ...