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Japan 'shocked' by IOC wrestling decision

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Wrestling power Japan, which swept four gold in London, reacted with dismay after Olympic chiefs said the 2020 Games would not include the sport, depriving the country of a rich source of medals. 

India's Sushil Kumar (R) wrestles Japan's Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu in their men's 66kg freestyle gold-medal match on August 12, 2012, in London. Japan, which swept four gold at the London Olympics, reacted with dismay after Olympic chiefs said the 2020 Games would not include the sport.

"I really don't know why. I am so devastated that I don't know what to do," said Saori Yoshida, Japan's undisputed wrestling queen who has won a record 13 straight Olympic and world championship gold medals over 10 years.

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