LONDON (AP) — Kaori Icho of Japan has won her third consecutive Olympic wrestling gold — and 72 matches in a row — in the 63-kilogram freestyle division.

Icho beat Ruixue Jing of China 3-0, 2-0 to become the first Japanese woman to win the same event in three straight Olympics.

A forfeit at the 2007 Asian championships is the only blemish on Icho's resume since losing to American Sara McMann in 2003.