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This Japanese wrestler's reaction to winning gold in Rio Olympics is priceless

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DailyTripAug 19, 2016 | 19:41

This Japanese wrestler's reaction to winning gold in Rio Olympics is priceless

Even after the final fight got over, she had the strength left to slam her coach twice on the mat. Photo: Reuters

People express happiness in different ways. Some jump up-and-down with joy. Some cry. Some scream. You get the picture.

There are some who react violently too, hitting things around them, screaming, blowing off the steam.

Japan's Risako Kawai took this to another, well a level, frankly we thought human beings didn't have the ability to reach. Kawai won the gold medal on Thursday in wrestling's freestyle-63kg class with a victory over Mariya Mamashuk of Belarus, giving Japan its fourth women's wrestling gold at the Rio Games.

The 21-year-old, at her first Olympics, was so fired up that when her coach came running to celebrate with her, she slammed him to the mat twice before hugging him in utter jubilation.

"Before the final, the coach said he wanted me to lift him on his shoulders," Kawai told Japanese media. "The three wrestlers the previous day all won gold so they got to do that, and I said I wanted to be first to slam him and he let me do it."

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Even after the final fight got over, she had the strength left to slam her coach twice on the mat. Photo: Reuters

Well, her coach did get to lift her on his shoulders. All's well that ends well, right?

Last updated: August 19, 2016 | 19:41
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