Icho at the 2008 Olympics
13 June 1984 |
|Height||1.66 m (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||60 kg (130 lb)|
|Club||Sogho Security Services|
|Coached by||Kazuhito Sakae|
Kaori Icho (伊調 馨 Icho Kaori?, born 13 June 1984) is a Japanese freestyle wrestler. She is a ten-time World Champion and four-time Olympic Champion, winning gold in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. Icho was undefeated between 2003 and 2016. Chiharu Icho is Kaori's elder sister. On 29 January 2016 at the Golden Grand Prix Ivan Yarygin 2016 she lost to Orkhon Purevdorzh of Mongolia. This was her first loss after a long domination.
She is the first female in any sport to win individual-event gold at four consecutive Olympics. On October 20th, 2016, she was awarded the People's Honour Award by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for her achievements, the second wrestler to receive the highest award, after Saori Yoshida in 2012.
Championships and accomplishments
- Profile at DatabaseOlympics.com
- "Icho, Hamada Roll While Tsargush, 'Gazi' Rocked at Yarygin Grand Prix". wrestrus.ru. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
- "Wrestler Kaori Icho makes history with fourth straight gold". BBC Sport. 17 August 2016. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
- オカダ・カズチカが２年連続「プロレス大賞」ＭＶＰ！２５年ぶりの快挙. Tokyo Sports (in Japanese). 10 December 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
- 【プロレス大賞：レスリング特別表彰】登坂、吉田、浜田、伊調の４人娘が受賞. Tokyo Sports (in Japanese). 9 December 2014. Retrieved 9 December 2014.
- 【プロレス大賞】レスリング特別表彰受賞の吉田沙保里「目標はリオ五輪金メダル、４連覇」. Tokyo Sports (in Japanese). 8 December 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
- 【プロレス大賞】内藤哲也がＭＶＰ初受賞！ ベストバウトはＧ１丸藤ｖｓオカダ. Tokyo Sports (in Japanese). 14 December 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
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