Olympics: Karate Concludes With DQ, America Settles for Silver in Wrestling While Japan Shines

Feryal Abdelaziz

As the Tokyo Olympics wind down the first - and perhaps last - ever karate competition concluded in a fashion sure to leave casual viewers disappointed. In the men's +75 kg kumite event Saudi Arabia's Tareg Hamedi landed a spectacular lead leg head kick to drop Iran's Sajjad Ganjzadeh only to be disqualified for too much contact. Meanwhile, the women's +61 kg division saw Egypt's Feryal Abdelaziz capture gold with a 2-0 win over Azerbaijan's Irina Zaretska.

On the wrestling mat 2016 gold medalist, American Kyle Snyder, had to settle for silver as he lost 6-3 against Abdulrashid Sadulaev of the Russian Olympic Committee in the men's 97 kg freestyle division. And Japan added two more golds as Takuto Otoguro beat Azerbaijan's Haji Aliyev 5-4 in men's 65 kg freestyle and Yui Susaki defeated China's Sun Yanan 10-0 in the women's 50 kg category.

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