Umi Imai earned victory at the Tokyo 2020 test event ©Getty Images

Japan’s former junior world champion Umi Imai clinched victory on the final day of the Tokyo 2020 wrestling test event.

The Japanese wrestler progressed to the final of the women's 53 kilogram event yesterday at the Olympic venue of Makuhari Messe Hall.

Imai, who earned her junior world title in Slovakia last year, faced the challenge of China's Lannuan Luo in the final.

She clinched a narrow 3-2 win to top the podium.

Japan's Ibuki Tamura and Saki Igarashi won the two bronze medals on offer.

Imai's triumph was the second Japanese success of the day, with the hosts having already been assured of victory in the 57kg event.

Yumeka Tanabe emerged as the winner of the all-Japanese final against Sena Nagamoto.

Tanabe triumphed 6-4 on points.

China's Qi Zhang and Japan's Andoriahanako Sawa claimed the bronze medals in the weight divisions.

The 50kg final saw China's Chun Lei earn a 5-2 win over Japan's Miu Shimizu.

The test event has taken place at the Makuhari Messe Hall ©Getty Images
The test event has taken place at the Makuhari Messe Hall ©Getty Images

Ukraine's Mariia Vynnyk and Japan's Remina Yoshimoto rounded off the podium positions.

Organisers conducted the medal ceremonies as preparations continued for next year's Olympic Games.

The medal ceremonies took place without national anthems being played.

No spectators were able to attend the test event, other than invited guests.

As with test events in other sports, wrestling competition took place under the Ready Steady Tokyo banner.