Sandra Sanchez Olympic Gold

Spain's Sandra Sanchez gained her own unique piece of martial arts history Thursday when she became the first ever Olympic karate gold medalist winning the women's kata competition at the Tokyo Games. The 39-year-old reigning world champion scored 28.06 to finish .18 points ahead of Japan's Kiyou Shimizu, who took the silver.

In kumite, France's Steven Da Costa defeated Turkey's Eray Samdan 5-0 to capture the men's 67 kg division while Bulgaria's Ivet Goranova beat Ukraine's Anzhelika Terliuga 5-1 to win the women's 55 kg category.

In wrestling action the United States captured gold as David Taylor defeated Iran's Hassan Yazdani 5-4 to nab the men's 86 kg freestyle division. Zaur Uguev of the Russian Olympic Committee beat India's Ravi Kumar Dahiya 7-4 to win the men's 57 kg freestyle event while Japan's Risako Kawai won the women's 57 kg category 5-0 over Iryna Kurachkina of Belarus.

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