Rio Olympics 2016: Eri Tosaka wins -48kg freestyle wrestling gold

Eri Tosaka and Mariya Stadnik
Eri Tosaka and Mariya Stadnik were the two pre-tournament favourites

Japan's Eri Tosaka won Olympic gold in the -48kg freestyle wrestling with a last-second two-point takedown against Azerbaijan's Mariya Stadnik.

Stadnik, 28, won bronze at Beijing 2008, silver at London four years later, and was set for gold here, holding a 2-1 lead with seconds left.

But three-time world champion Tosaka, 22, took her down by the legs to win the title in her first Olympics.

China's Sun Yanan and Elitsa Yankova of Bulgaria won bronzes.

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