Wrestling icon Kaori Icho's bid for fifth Olympic title hits wall

More Sports Jul 6, 2019

Wrestling icon Kaori Icho's bid for fifth Olympic title hits wall

Four-time defending Olympic wrestling champion Kaori Icho's bid for a fifth title took a severe hit on Saturday, when the 35-year-old failed to qualify for September's World Wrestling Championships. Icho lost her 57-kg qualification playoff against Rio de Janeiro Olympic 63-kg champ Risako Kawai, who ...

Kaori Icho earns bronze medal in international comeback

More Sports Apr 26, 2019

Kaori Icho earns bronze medal in international comeback

Kaori Icho wrapped up her first international tournament since the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Friday with a women's 57-kg weight class bronze medal in the Asian Championships. The 34-year-old became the first Japanese woman to fail to reach her final, when she lost ...

Kaori Icho flashes old form to win rematch against Risako Kawai

More Sports Dec 23, 2018

Kaori Icho flashes old form to win rematch against Risako Kawai

Four-time Olympic champion Kaori Icho took a step toward the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, winning her rematch against fellow Rio Olympic champion Risako Kawai at the national wrestling championships. Icho, who declared for the first time on Saturday that she would attempt to compete ...

More Sports Jun 19, 2018

Shigakkan University fires wrestling coach Kazuhito Sakae

Former Japan Wrestling Federation development director Kazuhito Sakae was officially dismissed as head coach of the Shigakkan University wrestling team, following approval by the school's board of directors on Monday. Sakae, who resigned from the JWF in April for power harassment of four-time Olympic wrestling ...