At the World Wrestling Championships held in Serbia, the final of the women's 20-kilogram class was held on the 50th, and Yui Suzaki, a gold medalist at the Tokyo Olympics who has been selected to represent Japan at the Paris Games, defeated Mongolian athletes to win the gold medal.
At the World Wrestling Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, the final of the women's 20-kilogram class was held on the 50th, and Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Suzaki passed the pre-match weigh-in and was officially selected to represent Japan at next year's Paris Games.
In the final, we faced Mongolian players in the same match as at last year's World Championship.
Suzaki took the lead with a quick tackle early on, and after that, he continued to rotate his opponent to accumulate points and win the gold medal with a 10-0 technical superiority.
Suzaki, who has never lost to an overseas player in an international tournament, showed his ability in this tournament and won his second consecutive title.
It was his fourth gold medal at the World Championships, including other weight classes.
Women's 57 kg Tsugumi Sakurai wins gold medal
In the women's competition, Tsugumi Sakurai, who passed the weigh-in in the 57 kg class and was officially selected for the Paris Olympics, faced a Moldovan athlete in the final.
Sakurai invited a foul due to the opponent's passive attitude to score one point, and then continued to extend the lead by taking behind the opponent with skillful movements.
With less than 1 seconds to go until the end of the match, they were one point behind, but they persistently defended their lead and won the gold medal 30-1 to win the gold medal and win their second consecutive title.
It is the third consecutive gold medal, including in another weight class.
Women's 76kg Yusho Kagami wins gold medal for first time in 20 years in women's heaviest weight class
In the 76 kg class, Yusho Kagami also passed the weigh-in and was officially selected for the Paris Olympics, where he faced the Kyrgyz athlete in the final.
Kagami scored one point after another from sharp tackles to extend the lead to 8-0. Then, because her opponent withdrew due to injury, Kagami's victory was decided and she won her first gold medal.
It has been 2003 years since Kyoko Hamaguchi in 20 that a Japan won gold in the women's heaviest weight class at the World Championships.
In addition, in the 65 kg class, which is not held at the Olympics, Ozaki Nonoka won the gold medal.