Sunday, February 04, 2007

Meet Yoko Yamada (aka Iron Beauty)

Undefeated All-Japan Women's Arm Wrestling Champion Since 2002
2005 World Women's Arm Wrestling Champion, 45 kg (99 lb) class

After failing to qualify for the 2006 World Championship because the minimum weight was raised to 50 kg (110 lb), Yoko, age 27, is trying to gain enough weight to qualify for this year's championship.

Read about this popular Japanese athlete in Judit Kawaguchi's Japan Times article.

photo by Judit Kawaguchi

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