Three-time Olympic champion and Athlete Role Model Kaori Icho on her love for wrestling
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.