21 August 2016

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Japan's Kaori Icho Makes Olympic History with 4th Wrestling Gold Medal at Rio

Kaori Icho – The Japanese wrestler has become the first women to win the Olympic gold medals in the four straight Olympic Games by winning 58 kg women’s freestyle event on 17th August 2016, Wednesday night at Rio. She also became the first wrestler of the Olympics history to have won four gold medals. You can also check Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony details here.

Kaori Icho Makes Olympic History with Fourth Wrestling Gold Medal

Unbeaten Japanese Women Wrestler Kaori Icho

Kaori Icho who has started her journey of historic run at the Athens 2004, came from 2-1 to win the 3-2 with a takedown with less than 5 seconds remaining for beating out the Valeriia Koblova Zholobova of the Russia 3-2 in the Carioca Arena 2. Icho has won 10 world championship gold medals and she was unbeaten for 13 years and in 189 tournaments till January 2016 i.e., when she has lost to Orkhon Purevdorj – the wrestler of Mongolia.

After completing the match she has spoke regarding the support that she had received from her mother who has passed away last year. She also said that she really misses her and that she is looking down for her from the heaven. For more Rio Olympic Updates, watch this site regularly.


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