Japan's Icho retains women's wrestling 63kg title

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{image-Japan medal_17082008.jpg news.oneindia.in}Beijing, Aug 17: Japan's five-time world champion Kaori Icho retained her Olympic women's freestyle wrestling 63kg title on Sunday.

The 24-year-old, whose older sister Chiharu Icho grabbed her second straight 48kg silver medal on Saturday, beat European champion Alena Kartashova of Russia in the final by taking the two periods 1-0 each. The bronze medals went to Kazakhstan's Yelena Shalygina and Randi Miller of the United States.

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