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Japan wins two gold medals

Updated: August 24, 2004, 2:19 AM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- For five minutes, Sara McMann wrestled well enough to get a gold medal. For one final minute, she didn't.

That left a tearful McMann with the silver, and at least four years for the only American finalist in the debut of Olympic women's wrestling to replay what went wrong.

In a furious final period, Japan's Kaori Icho scored three takedowns to win 3-2 in the 138½-pound (63-kg) final Monday -- McMann's second tough loss to Icho in less than a year.

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