Yoshida Saori

Shanghai Daily - - LIFESTYLE -

Ja­pan’s Yoshida Saori, a three­time Olympic gold medal­list, con­firmed Thurs­day she is re­tir­ing from wrestling de­spite “wa­ver­ing” at the thought of miss­ing the Tokyo 2020 Games and said it was time to pass the ba­ton to younger ath­letes.

The 36-year-old topped the podium in the women’s 55-kg divi­sion at three straight Sum­mer Games be­tween 2004 and 2012, but fell short at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, set­tling for sil­ver in the 53-kg divi­sion.

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