2020 Olympics: 62 kg Women's Freestyle Results and Notes

2020 Olympic champion Yukako Kawai of Japan (Photo courtesy of UWW)

Monday marked the first medals that were handed out in wrestling at the 2020 Olympics. As each weight class has concluded we will have a wrap-up for each, which includes results and some notable facts related to the weight.

Past Articles

60 kg Men's Greco-Roman

67 kg Men's Greco-Roman

77 kg Men's Greco-Roman

87 kg Men's Greco-Roman

97 kg Men's Greco-Roman

130 kg Men's Greco-Roman

68 kg Women's Freestyle

76 kg Women's Freestyle

Qualification Round

Aisuluu Tynybekova (Kyrgyzstan) over Anastasija Grigorjeva (Latvia) 8-0

Kriszta Incze (Romania) over Marianna Sastin (Hungary) 3-1

Iryna Koliadenko (Ukraine) over Aminat Adeniyi (Nigeria) Fall 2:56

Jia Long (China) over Kayla Miracle (USA) 3-2

Yukako Kawai (Japan) over Liubov Ovcharova (ROC) 10-0

Henna Johnsson (Sweden) over Marwa Amri (Tunisia) 5-1

Bolortuya Khurelkhuu (Mongolia) over Sonam Malik (India) 2-2

Taybe Yusein (Bulgaria) over Lais Nunes (Brazil) 4-1

Quarterfinals Results

Aisuluu Tynybekova (Kyrgyzstan) over Kriszta Incze (Romania) Fall 4:08

Iryna Koliadenko (Ukraine) over Jia Long (China) Fall 2:03

Yukako Kawai (Japan) over Henna Johnsson (Sweden) 10-2

Taybe Yusein (Bulgaria) over Bolortuya Khurelkhuu (Mongolia) 10-0

Semifinals Results

Aisuluu Tynybekova (Kyrgyzstan) over Iryna Koliadenko (Ukraine) 10-0

Yukako Kawai (Japan) over Taybe Yusein (Bulgaria) 3-2

Repechage Results

Anastasija Grigorjeva (Latvia) over Kriszta Incze (Romania) 14-7

Liubov Ovcharova (ROC) over Henna Johnsson (Sweden) 8-7

Bronze Medal Results

Taybe Yusein (Bulgaria) over Liubov Ovcharova (ROC) 10-0

Iryna Koliadenko (Ukraine) over Anastasija Grigorjeva (Latvia) 3-1

Gold Medal Match

Yukako Kawai (Japan) over Aisuluu Tynybekova (Kyrgyzstan) 4-3


Yukako Kawai captured the first gold medal of the Games for the Japanese women. Also the first medal, overall. It could be the first of many as the squad is stacked at the lower weights.

This was Kawai's first World/Olympic gold medal.

It is her third World/Olympic medal overall.

Silver medalist Aisuluu Tynybekova became the first woman from Kyrgyzstan to earn an Olympic medal in wrestling.

Tynybekova is now a three-time World/Olympic medalist.

Bronze medalist Taybe Yusein is now a seven-time World/Olympic medalist.

Yusein is the first Bulgarian woman to medal at the Games since Stanka Zlateva (2nd at 72kg) did so in 2012.

Bronze medalist Iryna Koliadenko is now a two-time World/Olympic medalist.

Koliadenko was able to rack up two falls, a feat that is pretty rare for Olympic-level competition.

The only returning Olympic medalist Marwa Amri fell in the qualification round to Henna Johnsson.

All four semifinalists ended up earning medals.

Half of the eight qualification bouts featured bouts between past World/Olympic medalists (Tynybekova/Grigorjeva; Kawai/Ovcharova; Johnsson/Amri; Yusein/Nunes).


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