Japan, the four-time defending World Cup champions, will start as the favorites to win the women world cup starting from 16th November. Japan is placed in Group A that’ll also feature China and Ukraine.
Sisters Risako and Yukako KAWAI will lead a 20-wrestler Japanese squad chasing its fifth consecutive Women’s Wrestling World Cup team title. Arguably the best pound-for-pound women’s wrestler in the world, Risako Kawai, has won four consecutive world titles dating back to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Yukako is a 2018 world runner-up and finished the 2019 World Championships with a bronze medal. Both sisters have qualified their weight for the 2020 Olympic Games and are expected to be Japan’s representative in their respective categories.
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