TOKYO (April 3) – Junior world champion Masako FURUICHI of Nihon University won her third junior title at the Japan Queens Cup women’s age-group wrestling championships.
Furuichi, who has also won two cadet crowns, claimed her fifth overall Queens Cup title and was awarded the Queen’s Cup as the competition’s most outstanding wrestler.
Meanwhile, Miho IGARASHI won the 48kg title with a win over Kika KAGATA for a second year in a row and was one of four champions from the Shigakkan University wrestling club.
Other winners from the Shigakkan training hall included Klippan Open runner-up Mayu MUKAIDA (55kg), Yukako KAWAI (63kg) — younger sister of Japanese Olympic team member Risako KAWAI – and Shigakkan high school student Mai HAYAKAWA (67kg).
Hayakawa was also one of three high school students to win titles in the junior division. Asia cadet champion Miyu NAKAMURA won the 44kg title for Saitama Sakae high school while Yuzuru KUMANO of Tokyo’s Abe Gakuin won the 59kg crown and was named the outstanding wrestler of the tourney.
Junior Division, Championship Finals
44kg – Miyu NAKAMURA (Saitama Sakae HS) df. Hinako SATO (Abe Gakuin HS, Tokyo) by TF, 12-2, 2:29
48kg – Miho IGARASHI (Shigakkan, Aichi) df. Kika KAGATA (Aoyama Gakuin Univ), 8-2
51kg – Yuri YONAMINE (Nihon Bunri Univ) df. Chisaku HORI (Abe Gakuin) by Fall, 1:05 (4-0)
55kg – Mayu MUKAIDA (Shigakkan) df. Nao TANIYAMA (Hosei Univ), 8-0
59kg – Yuzuru KUMANO (Abe Gakuin) df. Fubuki SAKAGAMI (Shigakkan) by TF, 10-0, 2:50
63kg – Yukako KAWAI (Shigakkan) df. Ayana GEMPEI (Shigakkan), 3-0
67kg – Mai HAYAKAWA (Shigakkan HS) df. Yuki KIMURA (AGU), 2-1
72kg – Masako FURUICHI (Nihon Univ) df. Kanami DOBASHI (Shigakkan), 3-0
Cadet Division, Championship Finals
40kg –Tsugumi SAKURAI (Kochi Club) df. Miu SHIMIZU (Amino youth club, Kyoto) by Fall, 4:00 (3-0)
43kg – Manami UENO (Amino HS, Kyoto) df. Ayumi KOSAKA (Takayama Nishi HS, Gifu), 8-0
46kg – Remina YOSHIMURA (Saitama Sakae) df. Umi IMAI (Kaiyo HS, Kyoto), 11-6
49kg – Yui SUSAKI (Abe Gakuin) df. Ibuki TAMURA (Amino YC) by TF, 10-0, 1:10
52kg – Haruna OKUNO (Hisai HS, Mie) df. Saki IGARASHI (Seijo HS, Aichi), 2-0
56kg – Hanako SAWA (Shigakkan HS) df. Sae NANJO (Abe Gakuin), 1-0
60kg – Atena KODAMA (Kochi Higashi HS) df. Kotone NARIKUNI (BGU Suginami HS, Tokyo) by TF, 10-0, 3:34
65kg – Miwa MORIKAWA (Abe Gakuin) df. Naruha MATSUYUKI (Shigakkan HS), 3-0
70kg – Yasuha MATSUYUKI (Shigakkan HS) df. Umi FUKUSHIMA (Abe Gakuin) by fall, 3:57 (9-0)