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It’s a big summer ahead, not only for the 3,800 athletes training for the Youth Olympic Games, but also for the Athlete Role Models who will be there as mentors. We caught up with Japanese wrestler Kaori Icho. Kaori is one of the most successful female wrestlers in the history of the sport having won eight World Championships in addition to her three Olympic titles.
Have a watch as she talks about her love for sport.
Appointed an Athlete Role Model for the upcoming Games in Nanjing, Kaori will be accessible to the young athletes in the Youth Olympic Village. She will also be present at a series of educational activities and workshops that will focus on areas ranging from skills development to the environment and social responsibility.
The Youth Olympic Games are being held from 16 to 28 August in Nanjing, China, with the wrestling competition taking place 25-27 August.
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