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 ...

Icho relishes coaching opportunity in Iran

More Sports Sep 12, 2017

Icho relishes coaching opportunity in Iran

Four-time Olympic wrestling gold medalist Kaori Icho has coached about 70 women on a short-term assignment to Iran to develop wrestling instructors. On Monday, Icho talked about the difficulty and excitement of coaching in a country where women's wrestling does not receive the same level ...

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 ...