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Golden pearl for Japan wrestler Yoshida

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Japanese wrestling queen Saori Yoshida received a necklace with a gold-coloured pearl Wednesday for winning a record 13 straight Olympic and world championship gold medals over 10 years. 

Japanese wrestling queen Saori Yoshida, pictured in August 2012, received a necklace with a gold-coloured pearl Wednesday for winning a record 13 straight Olympic and world championship gold medals over 10 years.

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda handed her the jewellery worth an estimated $20,300 as part of the government's "People's Honour Award" given to figures who inspire the nation.

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