DOB: June 13, 1984
Career Highlights: Icho is the two-time defending Olympic champion at 63 kg, having won gold medals in Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008. She
is a seven-time world champion in the same weight class and won back-to-back world titles in 2010 and 2011. In addition to
her five other gold medals in 2002-03 and 2005-07, Icho won gold at the Asian Games in 2006. She is the younger sister of
Chiharu Icho, who won silver medals at 48 kg at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics.
Olympic History: 2008,2004