Rio Olympics 2016: Wrestler Kaori Icho makes history with fourth straight gold

Media playback is not supported on this device

Japan's Icho makes history with wrestling gold

Japanese wrestler Kaori Icho has become the first woman to win individual gold medals at four consecutive Olympics.

The 32-year-old beat Russia's Valeria Koblova to win the -58kg freestyle wrestling division in Rio - as she has in every Games since Athens 2004.

Ten-time world champion Icho, whose 13-year undefeated record was ended in January, trailed with five seconds remaining but snatched victory.

Tunisia's Marwa Amri and Sakshi Malik of India won bronze medals.

Subscribe to the BBC Sport newsletter to get our pick of news, features and video sent to your inbox.

Top Stories