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 ...

Olympic champions Kawai, Dosho capture national titles

More Sports Dec 23, 2016

Olympic champions Kawai, Dosho capture national titles

Rio Olympic gold medalists Risako Kawai and Sara Dosho wrapped up the year on a high note by winning their respective weight class at the All-Japan Wrestling Championships Friday. Kawai, who won the women's 63-kg category in Brazil this summer, defeated Chiho Hamada 3-0 in ...

Icho cruises past Olli to capture world title

More Sports Sep 11, 2015

Icho cruises past Olli to capture world title

Kaori Icho breezed to victory against Finland's Petra Olli in the women's 58-kg final to capture her 10th world title on Thursday. Icho, a three time Olympic champion, followed up Saori Yoshida's win the night before, scoring a 10-0 technical fall victory over Olli to ...