Japan Wrestling Federation Apologizes To Icho

Japan Wrestling Federation apologizes to Icho

NHK has learned that the head of the Japan Wrestling Federation has apologized to 4-time Olympic champion Kaori Icho over a power harassment scandal, clearing the way for her preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Sources say federation president Tomiaki Fukuda met Icho in Tokyo last week and apologized directly for the first time since the scandal was revealed.

Photo: Icho Returns In Triumph

Photo: Icho returns in triumphAbout 40,000 people turned out in Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture, for a parade Saturday to honor local hero Kaori Icho, who won a fourth consecutive Olympic wrestling gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Games.

Yoshida, Icho Aim For More Global Gold, Ticket To Rio

Yoshida, Icho aim for more global gold, ticket to RioAs Saori Yoshida and Kaori Icho attempt to continue the global dominance of their respective weight classes, there will be more than another world title at stake for each.
Japan’s top stars will also be battling for berths in next year’s Rio de Janeiro when they take the mat here at the world wrestling championships, which got underway on Monday.

Olympics: Icho, Obara Take Gold In Women's Wrestling

Olympics: Icho, Obara take gold in women's wrestlingAfter one week of unsettling silence, Japan finally has gold again. Make that two!

Kaori Icho became the first Japanese female athlete to win three consecutive Olympic titles when she claimed the women's wrestling 63-kilogram gold at the London Games on Wednesday.

And Olympic debutante Hitomi Obara took home the gold in the women's 48-kg class.

Wrestling: Yoshida, Icho Named To Japan's World Cup Team

Wrestling: Yoshida, Icho named to Japan's World Cup teamReigning Olympic champions Saori Yoshida and Kaori Icho will represent host Japan in the women's World Cup team event from May 25 to 27, the Japan Wrestling Federation said Tuesday.   Yoshida and Icho will be joined by Beijing Olympic bronze medalist Kyoko Hamaguchi and eight-time world champion Hitomi Obara at Yoyogi national gymnasium annex in Tokyo.