Tokyo Olympics Women's Wrestling: Japan's Kawai wins 62kg freestyle

Kawai, who beat Kyrgyzstan’s Aisuluu Tynybekova 4-3 in the final, won the first wrestling gold for Japan at Tokyo Olympics.

Gold medalist Yukako Kawai of Team Japan poses with the gold medal during the Women’s Freestyle 62kg medal ceremony at Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday.   -  Getty Images

Japan’s Yukako Kawai held on to beat Kyrgyzstan’s Aisuluu Tynybekova 4-3 in the women’s freestyle 62-kilogram final.

Tynybekova, the No. 1 seed, had won her first three matches by a combined score of 24-0. It's Japan’s first wrestling gold at these Olympics.

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Kawai’s sister, Risako Kawai, will wrestle for her second Olympic gold Thursday in the 57-kg class.

In the bronze medal matches, Ukraine’s Iryna Koliadenko defeated Latvia’s Anastasija Grigorjeva 3-1 and Bulgaria’s Taybe Mustafa Yusein beat the Russian Olympic Committee’s Liubov Ovcharova 10-0 in a match that lasted 56 seconds.

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