It was her tenth title in the worlds, adding to her three Olympic golds, surpassing the record of 12 straight international championship titles she shared with former Russian Greco-Roman wrestler Alexander Karelin.
"I am very happy that I could surpass the record," the 29-year-old Yoshida said through an interpreter. "I'm very, very pleased. It is difficult to express. I'm very happy. I started wrestling at 3 years old, but it definitely feels worthwhile to have spent my life doing (this). It is very rewarding."