To Our Friends in Wrestling Around the world

By Ikuo Higuchi

(Japan Amateur Wrestling Federation, Public Information Committee

Seiko Yamamoto was beaten by technical fall by Saori Yoshida
 A 56kg defending world champion,
Seiko Yamamoto, lost by technical fall by Saori Yoshida, a current junior 58kg world champion, at National Sports Festival, Sendai-city, on 17 October. This match was performed as a demonstration match at National Sports Festival because female wrestling is not included official programs. But they were serious fights. This is Yoshida's first victory to Yamamoto.

Seiko Yamamoto was defeat by fall by Kaori Icho, 16 years old, at Japan Queens Cup on April. However she recovered her ability and got a right to attend the World Female championships. 22-25, November.

 Other fights were as follows:

46kg :
Mika Noguchi defeat Tomoe Oda by a decision
51kg :
Hitomi Sakamoto, a defending world champion, defeat Chiharu Icho by technical fall
62kg :
Mimi Sugawara defeat Eri Sakamoto by a decision