Kawai captures third world crown

More Sports Sep 20, 2019

Kawai captures third world crown

Risako Kawai defeated defending women’s 57-kg champion Rong Ningning of China on Thursday to capture the third world championship gold medal of her career. Kawai had booked her spot at next year's Tokyo Olympics in the 57-kg division the day before by winning her semifinal. ...

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 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 ...