OLYMPICS Japan's Mukaida wins women's 53kg freestyle wrestling gold at Tokyo Olympics

OLYMPICS

Japan's Mukaida wins women's 53kg freestyle wrestling gold at Tokyo Olympics

Xinhua

20:56, August 06, 2021

TOKYO, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Two-time world champion Mayu Mukaida of Japan rallied to defeat two-time world bronze medallist Pang Qianyu of China in the women's 53kg freestyle wrestling gold medal match at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday.

Japan's Mayu Maukaida, blue, competes against China's Pang Qianyu during their women's freestyle 53kg wrestling final match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, in Chiba, Japan. (Photo: CFP)

Pang took an early 4-0 lead in the first period, but the Japanese came back in the second, showing her experience and class by scoring five unanswered points to win 5-4 and claim the gold.

Bolortuya Bat Ochir of Mogolia and Vanesa Kaladzinskaya of Belarus shared the bronze medals.

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