Women's Freestyle Wrestling
Freestyle Wrestling is a sport that demands explosive power, split-second judgment and grinding determination. Japan has been a powerhouse of women's wrestling for many years, typically scooping up multiple golds in international competition, including 4 at last summer's 2020 Tokyo Games. This week we meet Mukaida Mayu, a wrestler who truly blossomed in Tokyo where she became the 53kg class champion. Supported by her coach and life partner, Mukaida fought her path to the podium with a passionate yet strategic performance, dispelling the frustration of past disappointments.