Rei Higuchi

Rei Higuchi (樋口黎, born 28 January 1996) is a Japanese freestyle wrestler who won a silver medal in the 57 kg division at the 2016 Olympics.[1][2]

Rei Higuchi
Rei Higuchi Rio2016.jpg
Higuchi at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1996-01-28) January 28, 1996 (age 24)
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)[1][2]
Weight63 kg (139 lb)
Sport
SportWrestling
Event(s)Freestyle

Higuchi studies at the Nippon Sport Science University. He fractured his right hand in October 2015, but won the All Japan Tournament in December that year.[3]

On 28 January 2017 he competed at the Golden Grand Prix Ivan Yarygin 2017, in the qualification he was eliminated by Gadzhimurad Rashidov of Russia, but he went on to wrestle back and win a bronze medal against Bulat Batoev of Russia.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Rei Higuchi". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b Higuchi, Rei (JPN) Archived 2016-08-20 at the Wayback Machine. iat.uni-leipzig.de
  3. ^ Rei Higuchi Archived 2016-09-20 at the Wayback Machine. nbcolympics.com
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)