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Medet Kyzy on Tynybekova's impact on her career & the rise to superstardom

By Eric Olanowski

COSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (April 26) -- Despite only being 23-years-old, Aiperi MEDET KYZY (KGZ) is one of the most famous women's wrestlers in the world and is already being looked at as a favorite to win a 76kg medal at the Paris Olympic Games.

After an unbelievable fifth-place finish at the Tokyo Olympic Games, Medet Kyzy closed out the year with gold at the U23 World Championships and a bronze at the Senior World Championships. She's carried her hot streak into 2021, winning gold at the Asian Championships and the Yasar Dogu Ranking Series event.

After storming her way to Ranking Series gold in Istanbul, Medet Kyzy sat down with United World World Wrestling to talk about life outside the mat. She spoke out about what she likes to do when she's not wrestling, why and how she got into wrestling and the massive impact women's wrestling Kyrgyz legend Aisuluu TYNYBEKOVA has had on her career.

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WATCH: 10 women's wrestling final from Asian Championships

By Vinay Siwach

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (April 29) -- Japan came out all guns blazing at the Asian Championships after missing the previous edition due to travel restrictions. The women's team won the team title comfortably.

Its medal haul included seven gold medals, two silver and one fourth-place finish. Host nation Mongolia finished second in the race while Kazakhstan went home with the third spot.

Here are the 10 finals from the women's wrestling at the Asian Championships.

GOLD - 50kg: Remina YOSHIMOTO (JPN) vs Namuuntsetseg TSOGTOCHIR (MGL)

 

Round 5 - 55kg: Umi IMAI (JPN) vs. Sarbinaz JIENBAEVA (UZB)

 

Round 5 - 57kg: Diana KAYUMOVA (KAZ) vs. Sara NATAMI (JPN)

 

GOLD - 62kg:  Aisuluu TYNYBEKOVA (KGZ) vs. Nonoka OZAKI (JPN)

 

Round 5 - 65kg: Dariga ABEN (KAZ) vs. Miwa MORIKAWA (JPN)