Kaori Icho

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Kaori Icho
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Icho at the 2008 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1984-06-13) 13 June 1984 (age 32)
Hachinohe, Japan
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Weight 60 kg (130 lb)
Sport Wrestling
Event(s) Freestyle
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.[1]

She is the first female in any sport to win individual-event gold at four consecutive Olympics.[2] 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.

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