To Our Friends in Wrestling Around the world


 By William May
(Japan Amateur Wrestling Federation, Public Information Committee
Kyodo World Services, senior sports

   The first second round of national team trial matches were held at the women's national team training camp on June 12 with Saori Yoshida posting a hard-earned 8-1 win over world champion Seiko Yamamoto at 55 kg. The victory put Yoshida another step closer to a berth on the national team for the Asian Games in Pusan, South Korea and world championships in Greece this fall.

Saori Yoshida beat Seiko Yamamoto at the Japan Queen's Cup and the first round of national team trial matches. The last match will be held July 7.