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Icho of Japan wins her 3rd straight Olympic gold

Updated August 8, 2012

LONDON (AP) Kaori Icho won wrestling's 63-kilogram freestyle division Wednesday at the London Games, becoming the first Japanese woman to capture the same event in three straights Olympics.

Icho beat Ruixue Jing of China 3-0, 2-0, her latest victory of a 72-match winning streak. She now owns the only three Olympic golds ever awarded at 63 kilograms.

A forfeit at the 2007 Asian championships is the only blemish on Icho's record since losing to American Sara McMann in 2003.

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