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Japan’s Fumita reaches final in Olympic wrestling

Kenichiro Fumita of Japan in action against Lenur Temirov of Ukraine. (Reuters)
Kenichiro Fumita of Japan in action against Lenur Temirov of Ukraine. (Reuters)
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02 Aug 2021 12:08:26 GMT9
02 Aug 2021 12:08:26 GMT9

TOKYO: Japan’s Kenichiro Fumita, 25, advanced to the final of the Greco-Roman 60-kilogram division in men’s wrestling in the Tokyo Olympic Games on Sunday.

He defeated a Ukrainian wrestler in his semifinal match on the day. The final is scheduled for Monday.

In men’s gymnastics, Kazuma Kaya, 24, grabbed a bronze medal in pommel horse.

Tsukimi Namiki, 22, secured a medal by winning a quarterfinal match in women’s flyweight boxing.

In the final round of men’s golf, Hideki Matsuyama, 29, lost the bronze playoff and finished fourth.

Naoto Tobe, 29, became the first Japanese male high jumper to reach the Olympic final in 49 years, finishing 13th.

In swimming, Japanese men and women finished sixth and eighth, respectively, in the 4×100-meter medley relay finals.

JIJI Press

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