Okuno captures gold in 55-kg class at worlds

More Sports Aug 24, 2017

Okuno captures gold in 55-kg class at worlds

Eighteen-year-old Haruna Okuno made a sparkling debut at wrestling's world championships on Wednesday, winning gold in the women's 55-kg division. Okuno beat Nigeria's Odunayo Folasade Adekuoroye. "Since making the Japan team I have been feeling like I have to win," said Okuno. "I am glad I ...

Teen Okuno handed wrestling worlds berth

More Sports Jun 28, 2017

Teen Okuno handed wrestling worlds berth

Haruna Okuno will fill the vacant women's 55-kg slot on Japan's team for the world championships in August, the Japan Wrestling Federation's development director revealed Wednesday. Kazuhito Sakae said the final decision on the 18-year-old Okuno, who won this month's national invitationals, was made after ...