Freestyle wrestling got underway on Wednesday, as bouts in the 48kg, 58kg and 69kg divisions of women’s freestyle wrestling took place, and Japan had a clean sweep of the gold medals.
Eri Tosaka of Japan defeated Mariya Stadnik of Azerbaijan to win the gold medal at 48kg. The 58kg gold medal was won by Kaori Icho of Japan, who defeated Russia’s Valeria Koblova in the final match. The 69kg gold medal recipient was Sara Dosho of Japan, who defeated Natalia Vorobieva of Russia in the finals.
Elitsa Yankova of Bulgaria defeated Patricia Alejandra Bermudez of Argentina, and Sun Yanan of China defeated Zhuldyz Eshimova-Turtbayeva of Kazakhstan in the bronze medal matches at 48kg. Sakshi Malik of India defeated Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan, and Marwa Amri of Tunisia defeated Yuliya Ratkevich of Azerbaijan in the 58kg bronze medal bouts. Jenny Fransson of Sweden and Elmira Syzdykova of Kazakhstan won the bronze medals at 69kg, defeating Canada’s Dorothy Yeats and Egypt’s Enas Mostafa, respectively.