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Rio 2016: Japan's Eri Tosaka Wins 48kg Women's Freestyle Wrestling Gold

Eri Tosaka. (Getty Images)

Eri Tosaka. (Getty Images)

Eri Tosaka of Japan won the women's freestyle wrestling 48kg gold medal at the Rio Olympics on Wednesday with victory over Mariya Stadnik of Azerbaijan in the final.

Eri Tosaka of Japan won the women's freestyle wrestling 48kg gold medal at the Rio Olympics on Wednesday with victory over Mariya Stadnik of Azerbaijan in the final.

Tosaka added Olympic gold to world titles won in 2013, 2014 and 2015, as well as the 2014 Asian Games crown, while Stadnik matched the silver she won at the London Olympics four years ago.

Bulgaria's Elitsa Atanasova and China's Sun Yanan earned bronze.

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