This wrestler celebrated her gold medal win in the most wrestler way possible

Aimee Meade
Friday 19 August 2016 18:00
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When Japanese wrestler Risako Kawai won the gold medal in the freestyle -63kg class, she celebrated in the best way possible.

When Kawai defeated Mariya Mamashuk of Belarus 3-0, the 21-year-old chose to throw her coach to the ground - twice.

"Before the final, the coach said he wanted me to lift him on his shoulders," Kawai told The Japan Times. "The three wrestlers the previous day all won gold so they got to do that, and I said I wanted to be first to slam him and he let me do it."

This was Kawai's first Olympics and her coach, Sakae, is a 56-year-old retired wrester who won several medals at Asian and world level between 1983 and 1989.

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