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Name YOSHIDA Saori
NOC JPN - Japan Japan Date of Birth 05 OCT 1982
Residence Gender Female
Height 157 cm Weight 55 kg
Discipline Wrestling

Wrestling

BiographiesResult
Start Date Start Time Event Results
Win/Lose Result Code Class. Pts Tech. Pts Opponent
28 SEP 2014 20:10 Women's Freestyle 55 kg Gold Medal Win SP 4 : 1 12 : 1 MGL - Mongolia MGL SUNDEV Byambatseren
28 SEP 2014 Followed by Women's Freestyle 55 kg Semifinal Win ST 4 : 0 14 : 4 IND - India IND BABITA Kumari
28 SEP 2014 Followed by Women's Freestyle 55 kg Quarterfinal Win VT 5 : 0 2 : 0 VIE - Vietnam VIE PHAM Thi Loan
28 SEP 2014 Followed by Women's Freestyle 55 kg 1/8 Final Win PP 3 : 1 12 : 9 CHN - China CHN ZHONG Xuechun
Legend
Class. PtClassification PointsE2In both wrestlers have been disqual. Due to infringement of the rules
EVDisqualification from the whole competition due to infringement of the rules
EX3 cautions "0" due to error against the rules (For all the bout)PODecisoin by points - The loser without technical points
PPDecisoin by points - The loser with technical points
SPVictory by Technical Superiority with the loser scoring technical points
STGreat Superiority - A difference of 10 points - The loser without points
Tech. PtsTechnical PointsVAVictory by Withdrawal
VBVictory by InjuryVFVictory by Forfeit
VTVictory by Fall

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocation
Asian Games
1Freestyle 55kg2010Guangzhou, CHN
1Freestyle 55kg2006Doha, QAT
1Freestyle 55kg2002Busan, KOR
Olympic Games
1Freestyle 55kg2012London, GBR
1Freestyle 55kg2008Beijing, CHN
1Freestyle 55kg2004Athens, GRE
World Championships
153kg2014Tashkent, UZB
1Freestyle 55kg2013Budapest, HUN
1Freestyle 55kg2012Sherwood Park, AB, CAN
1Freestyle 55kg2011Istanbul, TUR
1Freestyle 55kg2010St. Petersburg, RUS
1Freestyle 55kg2009Herning, DEN
1Freestyle 55kg2008Tokyo, JPN
1Freestyle 55kg2007Baku, AZE
1Freestyle 55kg2006Guangzhou, CHN
1Freestyle 55kg2005Budapest, HUN
1Freestyle 55kg2003New York, NY, USA
1Freestyle 55kg2002Chalkida, GRE
Asian Championships
1Freestyle 55kg2008Jeju Island, KOR
1Freestyle 55kg2007Bishkek, KGZ

Detailed Information

Biography
Hobbies Singing karaoke songs. (FILA, 20 Jul 2008)
Occupation Athlete
Higher education Shigakkan University, Obu, JPN
Languages Spoken Japanese
Club ALSOK, Tokyo, JPN
Coach Masanori Ohashi [club], JPN; Shigeo Kinase [national], JPN (alsok.co.jp, 14 Jun 2014; japan-wrestling.jp, 24 Jun 2014)
Sporting / famous Relatives Her father Eikatsu Yoshida was a national wrestling champion in Japan. He passed away at age 61 in March 2014. (asahi.com, 11 Mar 2014)
Additional Information Member of national team since
2002 (alsok.co.jp, 14 Jun 2014)

Start of sporting career
She took up wrestling at age three. (joc.or.jp, 10 Oct 2006)

Reason for taking up this sport
Her father and brother wrestled, so it was a natural progression. (joc.or.jp, 10 Oct 2006)

Most influential person in career
Her university coach and her parents. (Japan NOC, 2004)

Awards
She was given a National Honour Award in November 2012. (ajw.asahi.com, 20 Sep 2013)

She carried her country's flag at the Opening Ceremony of the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar. (AGNS, 01 Dec 2006)

She was named 2007 Athlete of the Year at the Japan Sports Awards in Tokyo, becoming the first female wrestler to win the award. (Yomiuri Shimbun, 21 Dec 2007)

General
LATE FATHER
Her father Eikatsu Yoshida passed away at age 61 on 11 March 2014. She decided to compete at the World Cup event held in Tokyo from 15 March in his honour. "My father always put wrestling ahead of everything. He will support me in the heaven. I will become a champion for my father." (tokyo-sports.co.jp, 14 Mar 2014)

ACTING DEBUT
She made a cameo appearance in the Japanese television drama 'Tokyo Metropolitan Guard Centre' in May, 2014, and hinted at a potential future acting career. "If there are fans, I want to try acting again after retiring from sport." (oricon.co.jp, 14 May 2014)

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