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Pakistan welcomes back a flamboyant Japanese hero of the ring

A motorized glider circled the stadium, dropping shiny shards of confetti. Male dancers from the fearsome Mehsud tribe whipped their long black hair to-and-fro in a celebratory frenzy. Boy Scouts released a balloon-bedecked "Wrestling for Peace" banner into the sky.

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"A seamless blend of sport and entertainment," was how the writer Simon Garfield described British professional wrestling, the subject of Wrestling's Golden Age – Grapples, Grunts and Grannies, a richly nostalgic Timeshift film about Saturday afternoon grappling. Which rather raised a question really. Quite a lot of people, after all, felt that those two fabrics couldn't easily be stitched together.

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British Wrestling's performance director, Shaun Morley, brushed off suggestions that Ukraine-born Olga Butkevych (pictured) should not have been in Team GB

Wrestling: Team GB has to grapple with questions over Butkevych

British Wrestling was forced to defend its selection policy after Ukraine-born Olga Butkevych was knocked out of the 55kg freestyle women's event inside six minutes.

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Delay to men's 470 medal race may play into Team GB's hands

Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell believe the delay to the men's 470 medal race could work in their favour and also sets up what may prove to be a “golden day” for Great Britain.

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Team GB: Spreading their net further in quest for more medals

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Wrestling: Adopted Brit Olga Butkevych wants to give Great Britain a medal

After British triumphs in the women’s judo and boxing, there could be more success today in the women’s freestyle wrestling, a fairly new Olympic event, starting as recently as Athens 2004. But Britain has one competitor tomorrow: Olga Butkevych in the 55 kilogram division. Born in Ukraine, Butkevych hopes she can show her adopted country how this sport is done.

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