KAWAI Yukako

27 Aug 1997
23
Female
 
Japan

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
WRE Wrestling Women's Freestyle 62kg 1 Gold Medal

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Followed by
Makuhari Messe Hall A Mat B
JPN
KAWAI YKAWAI Yukako
10
VSU
ROC
OVCHAROVA LOVCHAROVA Liubov
0
Finished
Followed by
Makuhari Messe Hall A Mat B
JPN
KAWAI YKAWAI Yukako
10
VPO1
SWE
JOHANSSON HKJOHANSSON Henna Katarina
2
Finished
Followed by
Makuhari Messe Hall A Mat B
JPN
KAWAI YKAWAI Yukako
3
VPO1
BUL
YUSEIN TMYUSEIN Taybe Mustafa
2
Finished
Followed by
Makuhari Messe Hall A Mat B
KGZ
TYNYBEKOVA ATYNYBEKOVA Aisuluu
3
JPN
KAWAI YKAWAI Yukako
4
VPO1
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

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World Championships
RankEventYearLocation
2Freestyle 62kg2018Budapest, HUN
3Freestyle 62kg2019Nur-Sultan, KAZ
8Freestyle 63kg2017Paris, FRA

Asian Championships
RankEventYearLocation
1Freestyle 62kg2020New Delhi, IND
2Freestyle 62kg2019Xian, CHN

Ranking Series
RankEventYearLocation
2Freestyle 62kg2018Budapest, HUN

World Cup
RankEventYearLocation
1Women's Team2019Narita, JPN
1Women's Team2018Takasaki, JPN
1Women's Team2017Cheboksary, RUS

World Championships U23
RankEventYearLocation
1Freestyle 62kg2018Bucharest, ROU

Junior World Championships
RankEventYearLocation
9Freestyle 63kg2017Tampere, FIN
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Shopping, watching movies, collecting earrings, handicrafts. (telling.asahi.com, 18 Jul 2020; number.bunshun.jp, 13 Jul 2020)
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Athlete, Office Worker
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Sports Science - Shigakkan University, Obu, JPN
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Japanese
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Japan Beverage [Obu, JPN]
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Hideo Sasayama [national], JPN; Kazuhito Sakae [personal], JPN
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Her father Takahito competed in wrestling at university level, and was twice champion in the Greco-Roman discipline at the All Japan student championships. Her mother Hatsue represented Japan in the sport at the 1989 World Championships in Martigny, Switzerland, where she finished seventh. Her older sister Risako also competes in wrestling at international level. She won gold in the 63kg category at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (telling.asahi.com, 17 Jul 2020; SportsDeskOnline, 04 Feb 2020; db.japan-wrestling.jp, 01 Sep 2019; olympicchannel.com, 05 Jan 2019; sanspo.com, 22 Dec 2017)
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She got involved in the sport in grade two of primary school. (jbinc.co.jp, 26 Feb 2020; nikkansports.com, 21 Nov 2019)
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She took up the sport at Kanazawa Junior Wrestling Club in Japan, where her mother worked as a coach. (sponichi.co.jp, 20 Sep 2019)
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To win gold at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (tfm-plus.gsj.mobi, 24 Apr 2020)
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Her family, particularly her older sister Risako. "I began thinking about the Olympic Games after seeing Risako win gold at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro." (number.bunshun.jp, 13 Jul 2020; tfm-plus.gsj.mobi, 24 Apr 2020; fujinkoron.jp, 05 Apr 2020)
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"I know that I'm not that talented. I think I've come this far by continuing to work steadily. I will do my best as a tortoise, as I can't become a hare." (number.bunshun.jp, 13 Jul 2020)
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In 2019 she received the Obu City Sports Achievement Award in Japan. (sgk.ac.jp, 11 Nov 2019)
Legend
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Gold Medal
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
VPO1:
Victory by points - with point(s) scored by the opponent
VSU:
Victory by technical superiority - without any point scored by the opponent
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