Wrestling: Kawai, Mukaida win gold at worlds

Japan’s Olympic gold medalist Risako Kawai and former world champion Mayu Mukaida clinched gold in their respective weight class finals at the world wrestling championships on Tuesday.

Kawai beat Elif Yesilirmak of Turkey 8-0 in the final of the women’s 59-kilogram division, while Mukaida defeated Zalina Sidakova of Belarus 12-2 in the 55-kg category.

On Monday, Takuto Otoguro won the 65-kg freestyle final, becoming Japan’s youngest male world gold medalist at the age of 19 years and 10 months.

All — Kyodo News+

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